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Gummy Bear gets more jail time

By PAUL HENRY, Observer staff reporter, henryp@jamaicaobserver.com

Thursday, July 15, 2010 | 8:45 AM    

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A member of the Tivoli Gardens-based Presidential Click, who allegedly shot at police at the Denham Town Police Station just hours after reporting there in relation to another matter, was further remanded yesterday when he appeared in the High Court Division of the Gun Court.

Colin Mann, also known as ‘Gummy Bear’, was remanded until July 23, following a failed bail application.

The police are alleging that on the afternoon of May 23, the West Kingston resident fired at police at the station after going there in the morning for his regular report, a condition of his bail in relation to another charge.

Mann was recognised and arrested the following day. He was charged with two counts of shooting with intent.

Mann had been on bail on a similar charge when he allegedly committed the second shooting offence.

The last incident occurred as gunmen loyal to former Tivoli Gardens don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke challenged lawmen and set fire to the Hannah Town and Darling Street police stations in their attempt to prevent Coke’s capture.

Coke has since been extradited to the United States where he awaits trial on gun and drug-trafficking charges.

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