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August 21, 2014
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Security guard on gun charge granted bail
Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

A security guard who reportedly brandished a firearm at a motorist during an altercation was granted $150,000 bail in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

He is Evon Lewis, 60-year-old, from Old Harbour in St Catherine.

When the matter was mentioned, a successful bail application was made by Lewis' attorney-at-law, Barry Frankson. The lawyer told the court that the size of the complainant must be considered.

"He is a person over six feet tall, the man is like a 'gentle giant'. So my client would have to defend himself in a justifiable manner, " the lawyer said.

Bail was subsequently granted by the resident magistrate for the accused to appear in the Corporate Area Gun Court tomorrow.

Allegations are that, on August 10, about noon, the complainant's vehicle was blocking a section of Bodles Crescent outside Old Harbour. Lewis reportedly drove up behind the vehicle and asked that the road be cleared.

An altercation developed between them during which Lewis went back to the paassenger side of his vehicle, took up a firearm, and threatened the complainant. The complainant reportedly drove away, but was again accosted by the accused.

A subsequent report was made to the Old Harbour police and an investigation by Detective Corporal Andre Smith resulted in Lewis being charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

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