By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO men were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of shooting at police when they were responding to a call concerning gunshots near a community park.
Jameiko Mackey, 19, and Perdallion Moxey, 23, appeared before Magistrate Constance Delancy facing two counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm with intent to endanger life, three counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm with intent to put another in fear, two counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm and two counts of ammunition stemming from an incident on Tuesday, November 8.
It is alleged that the pair had possession of a loaded AK-47 rifle and Smith & Wesson .40 pistol and used them to endanger the lives of Philano Williams and Shannon McKenzie.
It is further alleged that they possessed and used the firearms to put Sgt 1658 Williams, PC 3592 Dames and PC 3742 Moncur in fear for their lives.
It is also alleged that they do not have the required licenses for the rifle and pistol or certificates for the 19 pieces of 7.62 ammunition and 10 pieces of .40 ammunition allegedly found on them.
Mackey and Moxey were told that they would not be required to enter a plea to the charges at this time as a preliminary inquiry will be held to determine if there is sufficient evidence for them to stand trial in the Supreme Court.
Both were remanded to the Department of Correctional Services in the interim. However, they were advised of their right to apply for bail in the Supreme Court.
They return to Magistrate’s Court on January 17, 2017 for the start of the inquiry into the allegations.