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Bail set at $8,000 for Special Constable accused of Discharging a Firearm in Public Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 August 2012 00:00

Michael WaightOn Thursday, July 26, police special constable, Michael Waight, 37, appeared in the Supreme Court represented by his attorney, Anthony Sylvester, for his first bail hearing. Waight had been denied bail in the Magistrate’s Court about a week ago for charges of discharging a firearm in public, aggravated assault, threatening words, and keeping a firearm without a gun license.   

Bail was offered and set at $8000. Conditions attached to the bail are that he must report to the Burrell Boom Police Station every Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. 

Waight must also appear in Court on every adjournment date and he is not to interfere with the prosecution’s witnesses in the case.

The accusations against Waight stem from a confrontation between him, Heron Molina and Cheryl Escobar that transpired at the Burrell Boom Village Football Field, on June 30.

 According to the allegations, Waight is accused of committing aggravated assaults upon Cheryl Escobar and Heron Molina.Additionally, Waight is accused of threatening to kill both Escobar and Molina.

Waight was also charged in the Magistrate’s Court for keeping a firearm without a gun license, after he was reportedly found in possession of a 9 mm Smith & Weston firearm and acount for discharging the firearm in public while at the Burrell Boom Football Field.

Waight, represented by attorney, Anthony Sylvester, pleaded not guilty to all charges. He was remanded to prison due to the nature of the offenses.

Heron Molina is the son of a police officer. Allegedly what had spurred the incident was a report given to Molina that suggested that Waight was seeing his girlfriend.

The two men then began to exchange words and that is when it is alleged that Waight pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot both Molina and Escobar.

Eyewitness reports said that it wasWaight who had pulled out the gun, threatened to kill Molina and Escobar, and then fired a shot in the air.