Okeefe Aarons more commonly known as Laden has spent the past week in police lockup after being arrested and charged on 28th of October along with two other men for the illegal possession of a firearm with ammunition.
The case was aired in the Black River Resident Magistrate’s Court Tuesday, November 3rd whereby the dancehall artiste was represented by attorney Charles Benbow.
According to reports, Laden was absent from the court proceedings which might have been a result of him knowing that he would not be granted bail so quickly.
According to Laden’s attorney-at-law Charles Benbow, the dancehall artiste is looking forward to being “vindicated”. He went on to told the Jamaica Observer that even though the artiste is optimistic, getting bail at the last court airing was unlikely.
He went on to explain that the police will be sending the alleged weapon to Kingston for ballistic testing to determine whether or not it was used to carry out any crime on record “Without that ballistic report coming back, the court will be reluctant to offer bail” he explains.
As reported by the police the “time to shine” artiste was traveling in a black Mercedes that was signaled to stop by the police, the car reportedly stopped then sped off as the police approached.
A high-speed chase developed and the police reportedly saw an object being thrown from the sunroof of the vehicle at one point, the men were later apprehended and taken to the spot where the object was thrown out of the car, a search ensued and the police found a pistol with one round of ammunition.
Arrested and charged are Laden, 21-year-old Saaion Ebanks whose from a St Elizabeth address and a 16-year-old male, all three men were said to be in the vehicle when the incident happened.
If found guilty Laden could spend years in prison.
As reported by the Jamaica Star, the bail airing is set for Monday, 9 November 2020.