Six men were arraigned at Magistrate’s Court #1 at the Government Complex on July 16. In the first matter, Quinten Johnson and Alonzo Roberts were charged with the offences of causing grievous harm and the possession of a firearm with the intent to endanger life.
According to Detective Sgt. 2377 Christopher Farquharson of the Central Detective Unit (CDU), a call was received on June 22 at midnight at the Marsh Harbour Police Station. The caller explained that a young man named Bradley Ferguson of Murphy Town had been shot several times in the lower body. Ferguson was taken to the Government Clinic and received medical attention, but was later transported to Princess Margaret Hospital where he received further treatment.
The two males suspects – Quinten Johnson and Alonzo Roberts of Murphy Town were named in the matter, however when police were issued a search warrant for their residence, they were nowhere to be found. In their investigation, police officers learned that the two men had fled the Abaco district and escaped to Grand Bahama.
Detective Sgt. Farquharson said that Abaco police issued a wanted poster requesting the public’s assistance in the apprehension of the two suspects. On July 13, acting on information received, officers of Grand Bahama’s Mobile Division arrested Johnson and Roberts in reference to this matter. The suspects were found guilty of the offences, and remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.
Detective Sgt. Farquharson thanked officers in Freeport for assisting them with arresting the suspects as well as the officers of the Marsh Harbour Police Station who investigated the matter.
In the second case, Steve Pedican reported that he was robbed at gunpoint in the area of Louie’s Bar and Restaurant in Fire Road on July 13 at 2:10 a.m. Pedican said that he was approached by a man he knew from Cooper’s Town, who robbed him of his gold chain and charm. Police officers from North Abaco quickly responded to the matter, and arrested Dylan Jordan. Jordan was transported to CDU in Marsh Harbour for further investigation. Officers interviewed and charged the suspect in reference to armed robbery. Jordan was arraigned in court on July 16, and remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.
Again, Detective Sgt. Farquharson thanked North Abaco Officers for quickly responding to the complaint, and arresting the suspect in a timely manner. The officers of the CDU were commended for their good work.
There were three other males who appeared in court for the minor offences of warrant of arrest, disorderly conduct, and breach of bail act, respectively.