Twenty year old Ellis Meighan Jr., who allegedly shot 30 year old Delone Vernon, was charged with attempted murder when he appeared in court today. Meighan was also charged with conspiracy to commit murder, grievous harm and use of deadly means of harm. No plea was taken from him because the offences are indictable. Neither could the court offer him bail because of the nature of the offences. He was remanded into custody until December 7. The incident occurred on Friday, October 12. Vernon reported to the police that he was walking on Magazine Road and when he reached the corner of Magazine Road and Ebony Street he looked back and saw two persons coming behind him and he recognized one of them. He said he saw the person he knew hand a gun to the person he did not know and the gunman fired several shots at him. Vernon was shot in his lower abdomen, his lower back and his right upper back. He was admitted to ward at KHMH where his condition is reported to be stable.
Twenty-one year old Jeon Peebles, a laborer of Electric Avenue, was charged with two counts of attempted murder when he appeared in court today. Peebles was also charged with dangerous harm, use of deadly harm and grievous harm. No plea was taken because the offences are indictable neither could the court offer him bail because of the nature of the offences. He was remanded into custody until December 6. The incident occurred around 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10. Police reports are that Ellis Meighan Jr. and 17-year-old Malik Dixon were driving in a car on Ebony Street when Peebles fired several shots at them. Meighan was unhurt but Dixon was shot.
Twenty-one year old Ludrick Mckay, a laborer of Dean Street was charged with kept firearm and kept ammunition without a gun license when he appeared in court today. Mckay pleaded not guilty to the charges. Magistrate Aretha Ford explained that the court cannot offer him bail because of the nature of the offences. She remanded him into custody until December 5. The incident occurred around 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 13. The police reported that they were on mobile patrol on Newtown Barracks and when they were passing Ex-Servicemen League they saw Mckay kneeling inside the compound searching in the grass for something. The police said they called for back-up and when they searched the area they found a Smith and Wesson nine millimetre pistol with eight rounds of ammunition its magazine. As a result, Mckay was taken into custody and charged.<< Read other news