Rolando Samuel
From the Courts
December 2, 2022
Man facing seven charges over a shooting incident gets $20,000 bail

A man faced with seven charges in relation to a shooting incident that occurred in Byera appeared in court on Wednesday, November 30 for arraignment.

Rolando Samuel, a 36 year old labourer of Troumaca and Chester Cottage was not required to plea when he appeared in the Serious Offences Court before Chief Magistrate, Rechanne Browne.

The shooting incident is said to have occurred in Byera on November 27. Samuel is charged that he did unlawfully and maliciously wound Lanique Jacobs with the intent to do so. He was also charged for unlawfully and maliciously wounding Shanique Yearwood of England/ Georgetown with the intent to do so. In addition, that he did unlawfully and maliciously wound Ifranton Dickson of Mt. Bentick Georgetown with the intent to do so.

Samuel was also charged for having in his possession one firearm at S and M bar and restaurant at Byera with the intent to endanger life. He was further charged for having in his possession eight rounds of .9mm ammunition without a license issued under the Firearms Act; for having one firearm with the intent to commit an offence; and for having in his possession one glock .43 pistol serial number BHDD451 without a license issued under the Firearms Act.

The prosecution did not object to bail and the Chief magistrate granted bail in the sum of $20,000.00 with one surety.

Samuel was ordered not to have any contact with the virtual complainants; he has to report to the Rose Hall police station every Monday and Thursday between 6 a.m – 6 p.m. In addition, he was ordered to surrender all travel documents, and stop notices were ordered placed against him at ports of entry and exit.

The matter is adjourned to January 30, 2023.