Police charge Barnes over gun

| 23/12/2010

(CNS): Following an incident last Friday night where Andy Barnes is alleged to have threatened several people with a gun at a Bodden Town shopping plaza, police have now charged the 31year old with possession of an unlicensed firearm with intent. Barnes was expected to appear in court on Thursday afternoon where he will be remanded to Northward prison. Barnes is accused of brandishing a firearm outside the Water Boyz Liquor Store in the Odessa Plaza at around 9:30pm. Barnes was said to be involved in a dispute with a woman, which escalated when he suddenly produced the gun. (Photo Dennie WarrenJr)

Police said that Barnes threatened not just the woman he was with but a number of people who were standing nearby. No shots were fired and no-one was injured before the couple left the scene. He was then arrested a short time later after a search in Shamrock Road after a search was launched by the police. Detective Constable Elizabeth Berns of Bodden Town CID said there were several witnesses to the incident.

“There were a number of people outside the store at the time of the incident in fact some of them had just come from a nearby church,” she said.

Barnes is the father of the four year old boy – Jeremiah Barnes who was shot and killed in a West Bay gas station in February of this year after two gun men reportedly opened fire at the car in which Jeremiah was seated with his parents and brother. Devon Anglin was arrested and charged with the killing of Jeremiah in May and is expected to go on trial for the murder next year.

Anyone with information should contact Bodden Town police station on 947-2220 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477(TIPS).


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