Second Man Charged In Connection With Shooting Of Pm’S Police Aide


Tribune Staff Reporter


A SECOND man was denied bail and remanded to prison yesterday after he was arraigned in connection with the shooting of a police aide attached to Prime Minister Perry Christie.

Tahnarze Ferguson, 22, of Ross Corner appeared before Magistrate Constance Delancy to face a charge of attempted murder.

His alleged victim is Sergeant Brent Dixon who was shot on Monday, September 5.

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.

Ferguson, like his co-accused 18-year-old Jorel Augustine who was arraigned on September 12, was told that he would not be allowed to enter a plea to the charge until he is formally arraigned before a judge in the Supreme Court.

He was told that upon his return to Magistrate’s Court on November 8, he would be presented with a voluntary bill of indictment that would facilitate the transfer of his case.

Ferguson was also informed that he would have to apply for bail in the Supreme Court as the magistrate could not consider or grant a bond due to the nature of the charge.

He was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services to await trial.

He has retained Bernard Ferguson to represent him against the allegation.

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