Three accused of assaulting police

Several accused men, including three charged with committing offences against police officers, were granted bail when they appeared in a Bridgetown Court over the weekend facing separate offences.

Among them was 30-year-old labourer Jerome Renaldo Small of Edey Village, Christ Church who was accused of having 11 grammes of cannabis in his possession on August 25.

He was not required to plea to the charge as it allegedly occurred in the District ‘B’ jurisdiction.

As such, the case against Small, who was granted $1,500 bail, will be heard in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court on September 1.

Also appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Douglas Frederick was Corey Jamal Omar Bayley of #15 St Barnabas, New Development, St Michael. The 31-year-old labourer is charged with assaulting Police Constable Jabarie Roach and resisting Police Constable Stephen Ross in the execution of their duties on August 25.

Bayley, who was represented by attorney Naomi Lynton, denied the charge as well as that of damaging a motor van, property of the Crown, on the same day.

He was released on $2,500 bail and ordered to return to court on a December 7.

Shawn Mario Gill of Hampton Court, Tweedside Road, Carrington Village, St Michael is also alleged to have assaulted and obstructed a police officer – in this case, Police Constable Renaldo Downes – in the execution of his duties on August 26.

However, the 38-year-old security officer told the magistrate he was not guilty of the allegation leveled against him. He was granted $2,500 bail and told to return to court on December 7.

Also expected to reappear in court on that date is Rodney Ricardo Toppin who is alleged to have assaulted and resisted Constable Downes in the execution of his duties.

Toppin, a 36-year-old bartender who resides at Block 6C Bonnets, Brittons Hill, St Michael, admitted to the resisting charge but said he was not guilty of assaulting the officer.

He was granted $2,000 bail after there were no objections to bail from the police prosecutor.

Dario Kamalh Gill of Ginger Works, St Joseph is also expected to reappear before Magistrate Frederick on the same date on a charge that he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Romario Hall on July 22.

The unemployed 26-year-old, who has Dr Waldo Ramsey as his legal counsel, pleaded not guilty to the charge and was released on $3,000 bail.

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