Alanah Chalwell was allegedly said to be a behind-the-scenes player in the attempted abduction of her nephew on August 4.
Prosecutors said Chalwell – who was the lone female in the reported abduction operation – went to at least two stores in the days prior to the incident to purchase two blue overalls, cable ties, a tarpaulin, and two cellular phones using a false identity.
Chalwell, as well as Nyall Giovanni George and Daren Fahie, were jointly charged with attempted abduction with intent, unlawful possession of a firearm with intent to commit an offence, unlawful possession of ammunition, and obliterating or defacing identifying marks on a firearm.
The accused trio are now on remand and is scheduled to reappear on October 25.
The court heard that Chalwell’s nephew – who is a boat captain – leads a barge from Tortola to Anegada and returns to the Chawell Marina at the same time every week.
His routine was the same on August 4.
When he disembarked the vessel, he made his way to his parked vehicle located near the marina. And just as he was about to open the door, he was allegedly held at gunpoint with a .45 high point semiautomatic pistol by Fahie, whose face was covered with a stocking.
However, the reported victim resisted and attempted to grab the gun.
Fahie then shouted to George for assistance who was allegedly hiding under a tarpaulin.
A scuffle ensued.
Crew members of the barge who were still around witnessed the attack and alerted family members of what was happening.
The victim’s father accompanied by his two brothers came to the rescue, the court heard.
Seeing that they (the accused abductors) were outnumbered and George was already captured by the victim’s rescuers, Fahie reportedly attempted to flee. However, he was pinned to a wall by a vehicle.
He sustained serious injuries to one of his legs as a result.
The two men were arrested on the spot by local police and taken to the Peebles Hospital for medical attention. They were later charged.
Chalwell was arrested two days later.
The accused woman and Fahie made their first appearance in court last week while their co-accused George made his appearance on a previous occasion.
Magistrate Hakim Creque denied their bail application.
Defence attorney Patrick Thompson is representing Fahie and George while attorney-at-law Israel Bruce represents Chalwell.
The reason behind the attempted abduction was not immediately known.
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