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Court News: Aggravated Burglary … Firearm Offences

Three men who were charged in connection with the aggravated burglary at the home of Lebanon Honorary Consul Sarkis Abou Nehra and were remanded into custody released on bail offered to them today by Justice Herbert Lord. They are 22 year old Tyrone Meighan, 20 year old Brandon Baptist and 20 year old Jeffrey Buller. Meighan’s bail was $15,000 with the conditions that he does not interfere with any of the virtual complainants, that he does not interfere with any other witness or witnesses, that he reports to Queen Street Police Station every Wednesday and Friday and appear in court on all the adjourned dates until the matter is disposed of Meighan was charged with aggravated burglary, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, handling stolen goods, rape and theft. Baptist was offered a bail of $12,000 with similar conditions as Meighan. Baptist was charged with the same offences as Meighan, except for rape. Buller was charged with abetment to commit aggravated burglary. He was released on a bail of $8,000 with conditions the same as Meighan and Baptist.  Meighan and Baptist were represented by attorney Arthur Saldivar. Buller was represented by attorney Dickie Bradley. Crown counsel Killeru Awich represented the Crown.


A jury of 6 women and 3 men is deliberating in the court of Justice Adolph Lucas to see if it can reach a verdict for two men, Tevin Abraham and Jareth Usher who are charged with firearm and ammunition offences. Abraham is charged with keeping a prohibited Glock 23 40 S and W caliber pistol and keeping 13 rounds of prohibited ammunition. Usher is charged with keeping a prohibited Taurus PT 10 AF pistol and keeping 8 rounds of prohibited .40 caliber ammunition. The charges are in connection with an incident which occurred on the night of August 2, 2010, in which the police intercepted a blue taxi car at Shell Gas Station in Ladyville and found in it one HA 91 rifle with 27 rounds of 7.62 caliber ammunition, along with some other items. The police also reported that they found a pistol on the waist of Abraham, who was one of the occupants of the car and on the waist of Usher, who was also one of the occupants of the car. The other occupants of the car were Jamal Tablada and Floyd Davis, who was the driver.Tablada, Usher, Abraham and Davis were charged with preparation for crime and kept prohibited firearm and kept prohibited ammunition for the rifle and its ammunition. Except for Davis, who could not go on trial because he was killed, they were acquitted of those charges based on submissions by their attorneys that they did not have a case to answer to. Abraham and Usher gave statements from the dock and said that they were only passengers in the car and the firearms were not found on their persons. Usher is being represented by attorney Ellis Arnold while Abraham is being represented by attorney Bryan Neal. Tablada was represented by attorney Dickie Bradley Crown counsel shanice Lovell is representing the prosecution.