Double trouble


The man who allegedly fired a gun in Fairchild Street last week and injured two people has been remanded to HMP Dodds until October 12, while a woman who is accused of trying to prevent his arrest has been released on $10,000 bail.

Alleged gunman Reco Omar Grimes, of 1st Avenue Maxwell Hill, Christ Church, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant this morning accused of six charges, five of which are indictable.

Reco Omar Grimes and Patrice Deisha Downes

The 30-year-old Grimes, who is represented by attorney Angela Mitchell-Gittens, is charged with causing serious bodily harm to Canute Ward and Karen Straker on August 11 with intent to maim, disfigure or disable them, or to do some other serious bodily harm to them.

It is also alleged that he used a firearm on that same date; and that without lawful excuse, he discharged the weapon in a public place, Fairchild Street, in a manner that placed Ward and Straker in danger of death or serious bodily harm.

The unemployed man is also charged with having cannabis in his possession on August 12 while in the District ‘B’ jurisdiction. Grimes will appear before the Oistins Magistrates’ Court on August 21 to answer that charge.

Meantime, a 24-year-old sales assistant who allegedly tried to prevent Grimes’ arrest or prosecution between August 11 and 12, knowing or believing that he had committed serious bodily harm to another person, was released on bail when she appeared in the same No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.

Patrice Deisha Downes of Hothersal Terrace, St Michael, who is not known to the criminal justice system, was released after two sureties posted bail on her behalf.

She is also represented by Mitchell-Gittens and will return before Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant on November 22.

2 Responses to Double trouble

  1. Thunder August 16, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Instead of defending a badman,she should still be in her mother’s house,if she does not walk away from Mr.Grimes,Miss Downes life will continue to spiral,down, down the drain.

  2. kathy-Ann Clarke August 16, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Stupes !!


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