Two of the three men charged in connection with the Labour Day shooting on Bathway Beach in Beach in St Patrick that had one man hospitalized have been denied bail.
The two, Seon Grant of River Sallee in St Patrick and Von Cyrus of the Carenage in St George’s were both denied bail by Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill at the #1 Magistrate Court in St. George’s on Monday where all three appeared on charges ranging from attempted murder to possession of firearms and ammunition.
the prosecution lead by Police Inspector Charles objected to bail in the case of both men. Among the grounds advanced was the fact that both Cyrus and Grant have had a number of previous convictions most of them of a similar nature and in the case of Grant there was an outstanding bench warrant for his arrest for failing to appear before the court.
Grant and Cyrus are jointly charged with attempted murder, grievous harm and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Meanwhile, the third accused in the Bathway shooting, Kemlon Andrew of Seamoon in St Andrew’s who is facing charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition has been granted bail in the sum of $ 25,000.00 with two sureties.
Andrew was asked to surrender all travel documents, and report to the Grenville Police Station every Monday and Friday between the hours of 6 am and 6pm.
Meanwhile, issues surrounding what gave rise to the Bathway shooting remains under tight lips as persons seem reluctant to divulged information. Nevertheless Informer spoke to one gentleman who hinted that there were heated exchanges among a group of men, and suddenly there was a noise and people started to run as one man fell to the ground.
Informer also learned that one motor vehicle that was parked within close proximity of the shooting was damaged.
During their short stint at the Magistrate Court on Monday, Andrew was represented by defense Counsel Derrick Sylvester while Francis Paul represented Cyrus. Grant had no legal representation although he indicated to the court that his mom was going to make that arrangement.
All three are expected to make their second court on Monday May 28th at the Sauteurs Magistrate Court.