A Dennery man was arrested and charged on Friday, Oct. 23 for assaulting and pulling a firearm at a bus driver near a party recently.
Nicky Olice, 27, of Belmont , Dennery appeared in court on Friday, on charges of possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and assault with a firearm. He was remanded.
Reports are that on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at about 3 a.m., police received reports that a man was discharging a firearm near a party at Deniere Riviere in Dennery, in trying to intimidate a bus driver he had an altercation with.
A police officer on foot reportedly approached Olice in the crowd.
Olice reportedly ran with the cop in pursuit, but dropped the firearm several minutes into the chase. He escaped in a banana field.
The cop recovered the firearm – a 9mm Glock with four rounds of ammunition – from a concrete drain.
However, Olice was not captured until about six days later.
Reports are that during a massive operation of house searches, involving Dennery and Richfond police officers, conducted at about 4 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, the accused was arrested in a house.
The bus driver, who requested anonymity, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO), that he has been operating a minibus in the area for the past five years. He said he doesn’t know the perpetrator personally, but is aware that Olice lives in the area.
The bus driver said this has never happened to him before.
“He came to me at the Dennery junction and asked me if I want to bomb him. So I say why would I want to do that? So he came and stopped my vehicle and tried to hit me. I drove up and then stopped and then a police who was close by ran towards them and they dropped a gun and ran away.”
Olice reportedly has a long rap sheet with the law.
It is alleged that he was arrested less than a month ago with drugs, ammunition and cash minutes of arriving from Martinique. About two weeks ago, Olice was allegedly intercepted by Marine Police along with other men from the southern part of the island. They were questioned and then released without charge.