Budding calypsonian, Chris “Chris B” Sylvester, of St Joseph has pleaded not guilty to four out of six charges filed against him in relation to a shooting incident in St. Joseph.
He appeared in court on Friday after it was alleged that he was involved in the incident which occurred in the community on July 8th.
Sylvester was charged with possession of a firearm, namely one .32 star Trademark Pistol, without a valid license, possession of a certain ammunition, namely one live round of .32 ammunition, without a valid license, possession a firearm with intent to endanger life and discharging five rounds of .32 ammunition in a public place, namely the St Joseph public road.
He pleaded not guilty to all four of these charges.
Sylvester was also charged with unlawfully and maliciously shooting Evalina Baptiste with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and unlawfully and maliciously shooting Laken Charles with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
He was not allowed to enter a plea since both charges are indictable.
Magistrate Bernard Pacquette set bail of $60,000 after he refused a submission by Sylvester’s attorney, Joshua Francis, to set it at $15,000.
Sylvester has been remanded at the Stockfarm State Prison since he did not have any proper sureties for bail.
The Magistrate gave the defendant until Monday 14th July, to secure proper sureties
The trial is expected to begin on December 9, 2014 at the St Joseph Magistrate Court.
The police say the incident occurred after an alleged argument over $2.
Chris B was named Stardom King of the Tent earlier this year.