Four RBDF marines charged with curfew violation
Four Royal Bahamas Defence Force marines assigned to Abaco have been accused of breaking coronavirus restrictions.
Although considered essential workers, prosecutors say Lamon Johnson, (striped shirt )Shavargo Greene, (red shirt) Ashton Darville, (black shirt) and Yocomica Bethel violated the curfew by attending the Farm Club in South Abaco at 11pm, an hour past the curfew.
While at the club prosecutors claim that Johnson cocked his service revolver putting Erica Jobnson and Rahja Russell in fear.
Additionally, Darville is accused of stealing Ms Johnson’s iPhone XS Max, valued at $1,500 from Eliandra Cooper.
They denied all of the charges at their arraignment before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt on Monday.
She granted the marines $500 bail each on their own recognizance on the curfew violation charge.
The Chief magistrate granted Lamon Johnson $1,500 bail with one suretor.
However, the court could not grant Darville bail on the stealing charge. His lawyers Wayne Munroe QC and Jomo Campbell have applied for emergency bail.
Magistrate Ferguson-Pratt has set a tentative trial date of November 17