Dave Ephraim charged with attempted murder, gun possession

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Dave Ephraim charged with attempted murder, gun possession
Dave Ephraim
Dave Ephraim

Police officials have confirmed that the second suspect held for the Friday, May 29, shooting in Gros Islet town has been formally charged.

Assistant Commissioner of Police for Crime and Intelligence Milton Desir said Dave Ephraim, 29, of La Feuille, Monchy made an appearance at the First District Court on Tuesday (July 14) where he was charged for the offences of possession of an unlicensed firearm and attempted murder.

He was granted bail in the sum of EC$8,000 or suitable surety on both charges.

Other bail conditions included the surrender of all travel documents, curfew between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., not to attend public activities, and to report to the Gros-Islet Police Station between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Desir had initially told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that an identification parade was scheduled to take place on Wednesday. However, the crime chief called back to say that the suspect has already been charged and the ID parade was cancelled.

Ephraim had sustained a gunshot wound to the stomach and was hospitalised for several days, before being discharged.

Gros Islet police said three individuals and two “suspects” sustained gunshot wounds during the shooting incident on Dauphin Street, Gros Islet.

Ricky Maynard, 17, a.k.a “Bug” of Gros Islet sustained a gunshot wound to the left shoulder and Lyle Auguste, 27, of Gros-Islet sustained a gunshot wound to the right side of his waist, while Javene Cools, 19, a.k.a “Angus” of Massade, Gros Islet sustained a gunshot wound to his left thigh.

Another suspect, Denver Melville of Reduit, Gros-Islet, was charged with attempted murder on Thursday, June, 25. He was previously charged for possession of an illegal firearm. He was granted $5,000 bail with suitable surety or land document for that offence.

He too was given a curfew and has report to the Gros-Islet Police Station daily.

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    • You really have no shame. I guess this is all just a cover up. Yall pretend yall bad, go to jail, just so you can live free and open and be who you really are....someone who has always dreamed of dropping the soap. Lying and saying yall bad but yall just want a chance to do yall thing in a place with as many men as possible.

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  1. Dave and Denver read my lips"doh take up bad man role if u know say it doh fit u".... If i were the magistrate i wud call u two curly and moe or dump and dumper..... All the two of u do is spoil ur reputation, put tears in ur parents eyes and shame.... Last resort lock both if u up and throw away the key.... Chupppps

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  2. @YOLO: Please note that Bail is not a fine. It is irrelevant how much bail that the court can secure as the money doesn't become theirs. What is important is that there must be a process that the court ensures the appearance of the accused at trial. Most times those guys are not even the ones who pay their bail, it is left up to their family. Most times they can even skip town and the family's money is lost. Do they care?

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  3. Yea Dave you did not grow up in the struggle. Sharon always provided for you. Me I grew up in the heart of marsh town. And elevated my mind out the ghetto.

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  4. Dave ur handsomeness is a big waste.... How u expect to shoot in public and not get shot..... Well now u realise ur wanna b badman life only paid off by putting ur ass ICU For several days. ..... FULL OF SHAT

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  5. good job. please get does kind of people out of the streets of st.lucia.and bring back the deeth penelty.i can prommiss u that the killing rate will dekrist.

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  6. How could crime stop if those criminals get off with minimum fines like EC$5,000 and EC$8,000? Our legislation needs to be tougher to facilitate larger fines for gun possession and attempted murder. EC$500,000 minimum or no bail.

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  7. Simple: show me your friends and i will show you who you are... Dave has been caught by police on 3 occasions and with the same tag...these guys should have been locked up from the first crime....

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  8. Where was he when that picture was taken. Just curious to know how cold it gets there.

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  9. Put these boys back on the street for what ? $8000 is money to charge these worthless for such harness crimes!! It's time we stand united & take our st.lucia back for united we stand divided we fAll. Really upset at this bail nonsense. I AM A LAW ABIDING CITIZEN. This sentence tell me I can shot my boyfriend or whomever & go on bail for so little money !! NONSENSE!! This is what the fat lazy politicians need to look after - STOP CRIME!! CREATE EMPLOYMENT!! Help our GDP GROW

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  10. A man is caught with a gun and charged on two counts but has made bail wow just because your boss is a lawyer and your job is sell weed cocaine guns rub kill and steal you escape the law with links and your witchcraft but i speak the judgement of God upon you for the lives you destroying in the name of Jesus Christ bull bars badge.

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  11. Yeah you cute like a button
    Yeah I prayed as a complete stranger you pulled through your recent ordeal
    Yeah I had a major near death experience TOO....and since then I CANNOT serve/worship the devil, he's a LIAR. As a woman, I fell asleep at the wheel broad day light. I could've been DEAD. Hope you are reading this young man....its 15yrs since my accident but it still sends chills up my spine when i speak of it and hope these chills I feel is so infectious to not only you but some of us who think we are in complete control of ourselves and chooses the wreckless, careless life. Your are still very young, so hope my chilling story sound an alarm to you, you are lucky like me to still have the breath of life. So who will you choose, God or the devil...cause if me/you choose the latter then it simply means we are very ungreatful to the master for surviving near death experiences. Well people are entitled to their own beliefs, some may say there's no such thing as a God, but am also entitled to my own beliefs....RESPECT....

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  12. LET US GET PAST THE NEGATIVITY AND PRAY FOR ST.LUCIA AND ITS YOUTH. LET US BE OUR BROTHER's KEEPER.

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  13. Am human and I have a family.But is that the same guy a request for blood was made somentime back asking for bloo and when donating make mention it was for a particular person. Plz correct me if am wrong.And if it is u didn't value your life.people value it for u. I hope u come out and make a dig different. If u out there u should thanks the people who did if u in jail u should still do. Because they are the once keeping u alive.

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  14. There are opportunities here in St Lucia but the young men well most are not interested. NELU/NELP offers courses how many of the young men signing up? They prefer the blocks. The thing is they start very early following their friends. I just read this guy went to CCSS why couldnt he fit in to learn a trade. I went to Bocage now I am learning to be a male nurse. My mother struggled my father never took care of me but i knew what i wanted. Yes i was spoilt with manners. Don't blame the government. Ok yes i had family wheny mother wasnt around to ensure that i did what i had to. I grew up with my grandmother while my mom was overs trying to help us. You know what the community raised me as well. The youth need to wake up please wake up and dont sit thinking it over because it is not. There are opportunities go grab it. \

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  15. Good looking boys and that's your worth. What a shame. St Lucia is that all you produce - Gun Men and Killers and Thieves???

    Kenny Anthony - Please help the young People in St Lucia to become better human beings. You do not want to create another Jamaica in St Lucia. Enough already.