$1M bail for local dancehall artist following Speyside shooting

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$1M bail for local dancehall artist following Speyside shooting

A dancehall artiste appeared virtually before Master Magaret Sookraj Goswami on May 16th.

Kalonji Arthur, 26, of Goldsborough was granted one million dollars bail with surety in the alternative one hundred thousand dollars own bail.

The matter is for hearing on February 26th, 2025.

Arthur was charged on May 15th, with six counts of Wounding with Intent to do Grievous Bodily Harm, Shooting with intent, Possession of Firearm to Endanger Life, Possession of Ammunition to Endanger Life, Possession of Firearm and Possession of Ammunition.

The charges were laid by Sgt. Sheppard of the Charlotteville Police Station.

According to a police report around 11:55 pm on May 3rd, 2024, several persons were standing on the southern side of the roadway outside a bar along Windward Road, Speyside when a white Nissan Tiida slowed near a group of persons and several loud explosions were then heard.

Officers of the Charlotteville Police Station visited the scene and observed six people nursing gunshot wounds, they were immediately taken to the hospital to seek medical attention.

The investigation was spearheaded by Senior Superintendent Rodhil Kirk, while enquiries were made by members of the Tobago Division including officers attached to the Charlotteville Police, Roxborough Police, Criminal Investigations Department, Tobago Divisional Task Force, Canine Unit and the Criminal Records Office.