Former murder accused charged with shooting at cops

Carlton Bourne

Carlton Bourne, the former murder accused who is currently a remanded prisoner after being charged with a series of armed robberies, was yesterday faced with more charges, including shooting at policemen.

The first charge alleged that Bourne, 23, on August 1st, at Chapel and Norton streets, discharged a loaded firearm at Lester Lewis, a police constable, with intent to maim, disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm.

It was also alleged that on the same date, Bourne discharged a loaded firearm at police constable Royston Mendonca, with intent to commit maim, disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm.

Bourne was not required to plead to these charges.

Another charge stated that on July 6th at Hadfield Street, while being armed with a gun, Bourne robbed a woman of a gold chain valued $140,000, a Samsung J5 cellphone valued $30,000 and $100,000 cash.

Bourne denied the charges.

Police prosecutor Stephen Telford objected to bail being granted based on the seriousness of the offence, the fact that the accused has pending matters before the courts and the possibility that if released on bail he may tamper with the witnesses.

Two men, Jamal Jerioh and Jamal John were previously charged with shooting at the two police officers. Jerioh and John are currently on remand.

Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman adjourned the matter until September 10th and remanded the man to prison.

In March, Bourne was found not guilty by the High Court in Berbice of the 2012 murder of Whim Village businessman Winston Ragnauth, 56, which occurred during the course of a robbery.


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