Firearm lands 20-year-old before the court

COURT TODAY BLOCKAn unemployed 20-year-old who went before a Bridgetown court Friday morning was not required to plead to any of the four serious charges brought against him.

Acting Chief Magistrate Douglas Frederick read the allegations to Renaldo Omar Griffith as he stood before him in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court.

Griffith is accused of using a firearm and endangering the life of Jamar Hewitt on July 28 this year; as well as having an unlicensed firearm and eight rounds of ammunition on August 24.

The Fitts Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael resident was remanded to prison until September 23.

7 Responses to Firearm lands 20-year-old before the court

  1. Brien King
    Brien King August 27, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Wait , was he at the Grammy awards ??? Or is this one of the joker’s offspring ? Didn’t he just went to court and is being sent to jail on allegations ? Boy, what a smile he has on that face.

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    • Richelle Bourne
      Richelle Bourne August 27, 2016 at 10:25 am

      No boo not jail. He just got himself a staycation at a 5 star hotel

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  2. Kayai Kamara
    Kayai Kamara August 27, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I guess that the guy’s an optimist. No sense crying over what he cannot change. However I was told that tho they act so dont-carish for the cameras & in the courtyard, when those gates close behind them in St. Phillip it does be a different story. They does be bawling for their parents. Especially the first timers.

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  3. Alex Alleyne August 27, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Headline should read “Firearm lands 20-year-old in DODDS”.

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  4. Hal Austin August 27, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Is this investigation going o include the supply of arms? These young men are as much victims as the people they shoot.
    Search the gated communities for information on the supply of illegal guns and drugs. Monitor the New Barbadians for illegality, rather than terrorise badly educated and unemployed native Barbadian youths.
    The alternative is to surround these homes with the Defence Force and send in bulldozers to reduce the homes to rubbish.
    Police have already complained of the difficulty of gaining access to the gated communities.
    If the so-called security guards stop police from accessing them, then arrest them for obstruction; and if the owners do not allow them in they too should be arrested.
    No part of Barbados is out of bounds to the police.

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  5. Wake-up people August 29, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Well I gotta argue they with you son because the people who help funds the same police force is responsible for these gated communities and wealthy areas. I am not saying that anyone is above the law but these people fund campaigns for government when election comes up, they make huge silent contributions for some of the important things happening in our country, they help fund government when they come up a Lil short, and think people especially here in Barbados like to half their cake and eat it, but we all know it doesn’t really work so in the real world. So what are you saying that the police should storm these places where it could cost them their jobs which the salary doesn’t even mirrored the excellent work they carry out on a day to day basis.

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  6. Wake-up people August 29, 2016 at 9:25 am

    The Americans send funding every year for the war on drugs but are legalizing it there own country

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