Jamaica News: Thirty-seven -year-old Colynton Canute Campbell, the resort Security Manager who was arrested and charged for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, was granted bail in the sum of $800,000 when he appeared in the St James Parish Court on Monday.
Colynton was offered bail on condition that he report to the Barrett Town police station three times each week, and was ordered to return to court on November 28.
Reports by the police are that approximately 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, September 8, officers were on vehicular spot check duties along Sugar Mill Road in Montego Bay, when they signaled the driver of a white BMW to stop.
The driver complied, and upon been ordered to step from the heavily tinted vehicle, he refused and immediately sped away. This resulted in a high speed chase between the unknown driver and the police, which lasted close to an hour.
The driver was almost caught when he pulled up at the Blue Diamond shopping Center stop light intersection, but on seeing the police service vehicle pulling in front of him he immediately broke the one-way and sped up the roadway into Coral Gardens community.
The high speed chase continued, and the officer called for back-up. With the assistant of other service vehicles they managed to intercepted the BMW and ordered the drive to again step from the vehicle. It took the officer over half hour to get the driver from the car who later turned out to be Campbell.
He was taken into custody, and a search of the vehicle led to the discovery of Black taurus pistol under the driver’s seat, fitted with a magazine containing 12 live rounds.
Further search of the vehicle led to another magazine containing 13 live 9mm cartridges.
Campbell who resides in the upscale community of Rhyne Park in Rosehall, was then brought to his office on the hotel compound, and a search of the office resulted in further seizure of 21 live 9mm cartridges.
He was arrested by the police who are presently carrying out an investigation into the seizure.
By: News Reporter