Defence Force Marine Charged


Tribune Staff Reporter


A DEFENCE Force marine is on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison as he awaits trial on assault and firearm possession charges.

Obleoh Butler, 23, of Mitchell Street appeared before Magistrate Jeanine Weech-Gomez facing two counts each of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm with intent to put another in fear.

It is claimed that Butler, along with 30-year-old Eduardo Deveaux, also of Mitchell Street, committed these crimes on January 24 while in possession of a rifle and shotgun.

Nathaniel Hall and Meco Edgecombe are the complainants in the case. Both accused men pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The court no.12 magistrate informed the men last Friday evening that they will appear before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt for a fixture hearing on February 7 when a trial date will be given.

They were not granted bail and were remanded to Fox Hill Prison in the interim.

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