By Monique Washington
Four (4) out of the six (6) men charged after the police raid in Rawlins Village, on April 20, 2017, have been bailed.
Shevon Lawrence, Scott Carey, Clijaun Henry and Seleam Chiverton were charged along with two (2) others, with possession of guns, ammunition, smuggling of guns and ammunition. They were held at the Gingerland Police Station.
Today, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, four (4) of the six (6) men appeared at the District C Magistrate Court in Charlestown with their attorneys, to enter bail applications.
Lawrence, Carey and Henry were represented by attorney Mickia Mills. All three (3) men are residence of Rawlins Village, Gingerland, Nevis. Mills argued that although the charges are very serious, her clients were fit candidates for bail.
Chiverton, of Brick Klin Village was represented by attorney Saundra Hector. She too argued that the offences are very serious but her client must be presumed innocent until proven otherwise.
“These charges are merely allegations,” Hector said noting that her client is fit and proper for bail.
Police Prosecutor Inspector Eurita –Collins Percival objected to all four bail applications. She said that the young men have been charged with very serious offences and with the “upsurge of firearm related offences in St. Kitts and Nevis” the four (4) should be denied bail. “Being denied bail might be best for their protection” she said.
Her Honour, Magistrate Yasmine Clarke, agreed with the defense attorneys, and granted bail in the sum of ECD $75,000 with two sureties.