Three men have been charged by police for a May Day shooting incident at Bathway Beach in St. Patrick.
The suspects – Von Cyrus of The Carenage, St. George, Seon Grant of River Salle, St. Patrick and Kemlon Andrew of Seamon, St. Andrew – appeared Monday at the St George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court before Chief Magistrate, Tamera Gill.
Cyrus and Grant were jointly charged with Attempted Murder, Grievous Harm, Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition while Andrew was only charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition.
Cyrus was additionally charged by detectives at the South St. George Police Station with Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition and Assault with a Deadly Weapon for a separate incident.
Andrew was the only one among the three who was granted bail as a result of his clean record.
Bail was set at $25,000 with two sureties and the accused was order to surrender his travel documents and report to the Grenville Police Station every Monday and Friday between the hours of 6.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.
Grant and Cyrus were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison until their next court date on May 28.
Police Prosecutor, Quintelle Charles objected to bail for Grant on the grounds that he has many previous convictions, including that of Possession of Firearm dating back to 2016.
Legal representative for the accused man, attorney-at-law Francis Paul tried to persuade the court to consider bail given Grant’s voluntary decision to turn himself into the Sauteurs Police Station after learning that he was a suspect in the shooting. The Chief Magistrate took into consideration the accused’s constant appearance in the court of law in arriving at the decision to remand him to prison.
Cyrus, who also represented by attorney Paul was also refused bail and remanded to Prison given the fact that he has many previous convictions of a similar nature.
At the time of the shooting incident, Cyrus was on bail for another offence and a bench warrant was in effect for his attendance in court, which he was ignoring.