By LEANDRA ROLLE
Tribune Staff Reporter
AN Abaco man was remanded to prison yesterday after being accused of trying to shoot a police officer on Christmas Day.
Jimmy Belfort, 29, stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt, charged with being in possession of ammunition and a firearm after he was allegedly found with a black .45 pistol with 10 live rounds on December 25.
He is further accused of assaulting a police officer with a firearm the same day.
According to police reports, on the date in question, officers from Marsh Harbour Police Station executed a search warrant at a residence in Dundas Town at around 10pm.
As the officers arrived, several people were seen leaving the building; however, one of the men leaving the residence ran towards an officer and pointed a firearm at him.
Police said the officer, being in fear of his life, then shot him in the leg. As a result, the injured man was taken to the Marsh Harbour Clinic for medical attention.
During yesterday’s hearing, Belfort denied the offences and the matter was adjourned to January 6, 2022 for trial in Abaco.
Bail was also deferred until that time.