Tamiko Coakley, 20, accused of the attempted murder of Sgt Brent Dixon, aide to Prime Minister Perry Christie. Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff
By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A THIRD man has been arraigned in connection with the shooting of a police aide attached to Prime Minister Perry Christie.
It is alleged that 20-year-old Tamiko Coakley committed attempted murder and his alleged victim is Sergeant Brent Dixon who was shot on Monday, September 5. He was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ferguson-Pratt.
According to initial reports from police, Sgt Dixon had just pulled into the driveway of a home on Olde Corner when two men with handguns approached and demanded cash. A struggle followed and the officer was shot. He returned fire and shot one of the suspects while the other fled the area on foot, police said.
Both Sgt Dixon and the injured suspect were taken to hospital for treatment.
Tahnarze Ferguson, 22, and 18-year-old Jorel Augustine have already been served with voluntary bills of indictment and are scheduled to appear before Justice Bernard Turner on December 2 where they will be allowed to enter a plea to the charge.
Coakley is set to receive his VBI on Friday, November 25, before Magistrate Constance Delancy.
He has been remanded to prison to await trial but can make an application for bail in the Supreme Court.
He has retained attorney Donna Major to represent him.