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Purcell man back in court after alleged gun threat

The Magistrate's Court, John's Hole

The Magistrate’s Court, John’s Hole

Jahnoy Walters is back before the Magistrate’s Court; this time charged with common assault, using threatening language, and criminal damage.

The Purcell Estate resident was granted $45,000 bail after he pleaded not guilty to the charges when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards.

Police launched an investigation into Walters’ conduct following an alleged altercation between him, his uncle, and a female relative back in 2015.

The prosecution alleged that, during the said incident, Walters damaged $553.53 worth of items belonging to a family member.

Allegations are that Walters was at his Purcell Estate family home with the aforementioned relatives on October 7, 2015.

The uncle was having dinner when Walters approached and allegedly started to threaten him.

“I have a gun; I going to kill you right now,” the accused allegedly said.

It is further alleged that the female relative tried to calm Walters, but the accused punched her in the face.

Both relatives, who are complainants in the case, then retreated to their respective bedrooms.

The court heard that Walters then started to damage several items in the house.

He allegedly damaged an electrical box, a metal door and window, a gas cylinder and gas line, a door screen, and an ironing board.

The incident was reported to police who went to the family home.

It is alleged that the accused made further threats to the complainants in the presence of the police.

He was charged. The accused is scheduled to return to court on June 19.

Previous case

Meanwhile, in another case, Walters was slapped with a near $10,000 penalty in February in relation to seven offences.

He, at the time, was in court for wounding, resisting arrest, damaging property, disorderly conduct, unlawful possession of cannabis, reckless and negligent act, and reckless driving.

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