A man who police say was involved in violent gang related activity denied the allegations filed against him in local court. 

D.J. Tosiuo pleaded not guilty to assault, terrorizing, along with illegal weapons possession. 

You may recall, his capture happened only after a Good Samaritan, who the community is now calling a hero, stepped in and kept tosiuo from escaping. 

Tosiuo stands accused in a shooting in Maite that left a teenage girl injured.