Accused gets $250,000 bail on gun firing charge

Magistrate Hazel Octave-Hamilton granted $250,000 bail to a man accused of discharging a loaded firearm at another, when he appeared in court to answer the charge.

The allegation against Danny Vannooten is that on July 21 at Tiger Creek Backdam Potaro, Essequibo, he discharged a loaded firearm at Collin Broomes with intent to maim, disfigure, disable or cause him grievous bodily harm.

Vannooten was not required to plead to the indictable charge when it was read to him in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court. No facts of what transpired on the day in question were presented to the court. Attorney-at-law James Bond, who represented the accused, asked the court to grant him bail.

Vannooten was ordered to appear in the Mahdia Magistrate’s Court on October 19.

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