Alleged Clansman don remanded
Alleged Clansman don Sheldon Walters, otherwise called 'Termite', reputed top lieutenant of the 'Black Man' faction of the Spanish Town-based gang, was remanded on Thursday when he appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court, charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Arresting officer Jason McKay opposed bail on grounds that Walters had an existing case under the anti-gang legislation, and had made threats on the life of the investigator in that matter.
Defence council Lancelot Clarke led a spirited application for bail on Walters' behalf, which did not find favour with the court. McKay was asked by Parish Judge Gloria Smith whether he was also threatened by the accused man, to which he replied, "He can't do that". Walters is scheduled to return to court for a July 16 mention date for plea and case management.
Spanish Town has been a battle ground as opposing factions of the Clansman gang wage a war of supremacy. One group is allegedly being led by a recent deportee, and the other by an incarcerated leader known as 'Black Man'.