Queen’s Counsel Michael Lashley filed an urgent bail application for an alleged gunman today even as Parliament debated an amendment to Bail Act.
“I am preparing some urgent documents to make an application for bail. He is outside the proposed provisions of the Bail Act. I am going to get the documents before the legislation is passed,” Lashley told Magistrate Douglas Frederick today on behalf of his 20-year-old client.
He later revealed that the bail application had been filed in the High Court.
Lashley who appeared with attorney-at-law Dayna Taylor-Lavine is representing Renai Mark Barnett, of No. 6 Valley View Terrace, Pinelands, St Michael. He is accused of
having a firearm and three rounds of ammunition in his possession on March 28, 2019 without the valid licences to carry the items.
Barnett was remanded to HMP Dodds to reappear before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on April 30, 2019.