Three charged in WB shooting

Three men were brought to Summary Court late Tuesday on charges including attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearms.

The charges relate to a shooting incident on Bonsal Crescent in West Bay on the night of Tuesday, 20 December. According to police reports at the time, the victim was a man, 56.

On Tuesday, before Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale, the first defendant, Sherlock Samuel Bodden, appeared in the dock alone. After he was remanded, Chadwick Alexander Bodden and Tony Tharon Ebanks appeared before the court.

According to the charge sheets, Chadwick Bodden’s address is in Breakers. The address of the other two defendants is in West Bay.

Crown Counsel Andre Mon Desir said the three men are charged separately.

He told the magistrate it was alleged that Sherlock Bodden attempted to unlawfully cause the death of the victim. Other charges include causing grievous bodily harm, possession of an unlicensed .38 revolver and four rounds of ammunition, possession of the firearms with intent to commit.

Mr. Mon Desir also noted that this defendant had been on bail for robbery when the shooting offence occurred.

The magistrate said this fact itself was sufficient reason for the court to remand him in custody.

Sherlock, 27, asked to apply for legal aid and requested Attorney John Furniss. This defendant was scheduled to be brought back to court on Tuesday, 10 January.

Mr. Mon Desir said the allegation against Chadwick Bodden, 28, was that he was one of the triggermen involved in the hired shooting. Charges against him include attempted murder, causing grievous bodily harm and the firearms.

Ebanks, 37, is alleged to have facilitated the shooting by providing the actual weapon. Charges against him include conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearms.

Mr. Mon Desir said investigations were ongoing into another shooting, which might be related. Against that backdrop he asked that these defendants also be remanded in custody.

Ebanks applied for legal aid. He requested the assistance of Attorney Neville Levy.

Chadwick Bodden was represented by Attorney Ben Tonner. Mr. Tonner reserved any bail application until he received papers from the Crown.

The two defendants were scheduled to return to court on Thursday, 12 January.