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Rap Brown gets bail


ANTOINETTE CONNELL, [email protected]

Rap Brown gets bail

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Retired policeman Ashford Athelbert “Rap Brown” Jones was granted bail by the High Court after an urgent application by his lawyers.

Reports are that the former detective inspector must check in at a police station and surrender his travel documents as part of the conditions of his bail.

Jones, 72, who is charged with having 100 bullets without a permit on October 13, first appeared in the Criminal Court No.1 before Acting Magistrate Joy Ann Clarke this morning and the matter was adjourned until November 15.

Magistrates cannot grant bail in gun and ammunition cases, and as a result, attorneys Michael Lashley QC and Angella Mitchell-Gittens made an urgent bail application before the High Court on Jones’ behalf.

Following arguments before Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson, Jones, of Goodland, Christ Church, was released on bail. (AC)

 

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