Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill has denied twenty-five year old Arthur Braveboy bail on several criminal charges including Attempt to Commit Non-Capital Murder.
The accused appeared before the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s court on Friday where the charges were read to him.
Braveboy, a Mechanic of Woolwich Road, St. George, was slapped with five other charges – Possession of Firearm, Possession of Ammunition, Damage to Property, Assault with a Deadly Instrument and Possession with intent to Endanger Life.
The Chief Magistrate denied a request made for bail by defense attorney, Peter David and ordered that the alleged offender be kept in safe custody at Her Majesty’s Prison at Richmond Hill pending his next court appearance on February 6.
The bail request was denied on the grounds that the suspect was already on bail for another matter when he allegedly committed the offence and that the alleged gun used in the incident is still missing.
Braveboy can be considered as a regular person in police custody over the years.
According to a report from the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF), the charges laid against Braveboy stemmed from an incident where he allegedly stopped in front of the Central Police Station on the Carenage, pointed a gun at someone and then fired a shot.
THE NEW TODAY understands that the person who was fired upon was not a policeman but a civilian.
Speculation is rife that the accused might have been following the civilian in a vehicle along the Port Highway when the man pulled up in front of Central Carenage in another vehicle after becoming suspicious.
It is at this stage that the accused then alleged pointed the weapon and fired in the direction of the man.
Several attempts by police investigators to apprehend and question Braveboy in connection with the Carenage incident proved futile.
However, the suspect eventually walked into the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) head office on Green Street last week Tuesday and surrendered after the police issued a bulletin asking the public to assist them in locating him.
The official police release referred to Braveboy as one who should be approached with caution by civilians since he might be armed and dangerous.
Fearing for their lives and not wanting to be shot and killed by the police, several suspects on the run have often turned themselves over to the lawmen whenever RGPF issues such a bulletin for their arrests.