Man in court on firearm, ammunition charges


Tribune Court Reporter

A MAN was sent to prison yesterday in connection with a grill-out shooting last month that left a man dead.

Spencer Lewis, 31, faced Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans on charges of murder and attempted murder.

According to prosecutors, Lewis, being concerned with others, is accused of approaching a grill-out at Lucky Heart Corner around 8pm on September 19 in a heavily-tinted purple Toyota Passo. Once there, the alleged culprits are said to have opened fire at two men, Max Darville and Deiondre Demeritte, with the victims being hit by multiple rounds from the firearms.

While both Darville and Demeritte were taken to the hospital by a private vehicle, Darville later died.

In court, Lewis was not required to enter a plea. He was informed that his matter would be fast tracked to the Supreme Court by way of a voluntary bill of indictment (VBI).

The magistrate further informed the accused that as she lacked the jurisdiction to grant him bail he would have to apply for it through the higher court.

Until bail is granted, Lewis will be remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.

While the VBI of the accused is slated to be served on February 16, 2023, Magistrate Vogt-Evans informed him that he will be called back to court if it is available at an earlier date.

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