BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – ELMOTH RAWLINS, the man who was arrested and slapped with two charges for shooting Dijourn Richardson of Buckley’s Village, had obtained his pre-trial liberty.
According to a police report, Rawlins of Hermitage Road, Old Road who was charged with Attempted Murder and Grievous Bodily Harm was recently granted bail on his own recognisance in the sum of EC$1,000.
He is to appear at the Dieppe Bay Magistrate Court to answer to the charges on Monday, July, 1, 2019.
A previous police report had informed that preliminary investigations revealed that at about 7:00 a.m. on Monday (Apr. 15), while at his Hermitage Road, Old Road home, Rawlins said that heard someone entering through the kitchen door and he fired a single shot with his licenced firearm in the person’s direction.
Reportedly, Richardson was the person who had entered through the kitchen door and was shot in the neck.
Police had also reported that Richardson, along with his stepfather, had previously been doing electrical work on the said premises.
He was transported to the JNF General Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery and was at that time warded in a critical condition.
Rawlins and his licenced firearm were taken into police custody and he was subsequently charged with the two offences on Thursday (Apr. 18).