Suspect out on bail accused of using gun to make threat


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN on bail for murder was remanded in custody yesterday after he was accused of threatening someone with a gun and failing to obey his bail conditions.

Acting Chief Magistrate Roberto Reckley charged Nathan Rolle, 25, with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of an unlicenced firearm, possession of ammunition and six counts of violation of bail conditions.

Tonique Lewis represented the defendant.

While on release for murder and attempted murder, Rolle allegedly failed to obey his curfew or charge his monitoring device six times between February 12 and September 11.

He is accused of killing Gladstone Francis and attempting to kill Savanna Francis in Coconut Grove on June 24, 2021.

Rolle also allegedly threatened Michael Solomon’s life with a black Austria Glock pistol on September 11.

Rolle was arrested that day around 1am after police saw him acting suspiciously at a business establishment on St Albans Drive. Police allegedly found the defendant with the same weapon he reportedly used against Solomon, along with ten rounds of .45 ammunition.

While the accused pleaded not guilty to the bail violation and gun possession charges, he was not required to enter a plea for the firearm endangerment charge. He was informed that the charge would be transferred to the Supreme Court through a voluntary bill of indictment (VBI).

Prosecutor Sergeant Cadero Farrington objected to the defendant getting bail, citing the potential danger to the public if he is again released. Rolle was denied bail and remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.

He is expected to return to court for service of his VBI on November 23.

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