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‘Blackman’ and family remanded until April 13

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Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan, the reputed leader of one faction of the notorious Spanish Town-based Clansman gang, has been remanded in custody until Friday, April 13, when another bail application will be made on his behalf.

Also remanded in custody in the Home Circuit Court on Friday were Bryan’s mother, Millicent Brown, his brother, Kevaugh Green, and the other accused persons, Alecia Brown, Davian Edwards and Boswell Rhoden.

In the case of Alecia Brown, who has been charged with being part of a criminal organisation, a bail application that was made on her behalf by attorney Oswest Senior Smith, was denied by the presiding judge, who described Brown as a flight risk.

The court was told that Brown rented apartments in upper St Andrew communities for members of the Clansman gang. One such was at a gated community in Kingsway, where Bryan and his mother were held by the police. That apartment was reportedly rented for $180,000 per month.

Brown was also said to have rented an apartment for $150,000 off Shortwood Road, also in St Andrew, for members of the gang.

Her attorney countered that having lived in Spanish Town, Brown, who works at the National Water Commission and earns $53,000 per month, merely wanted to live in an upscale community.

He said she was contributing her portion of the rent.

However, the bail application was denied.

Bryan has been charged under the anti-gang legislation with attempting to recruit an adult to join a criminal organisation, and with leading a criminal organisation.

Three others are charged with participating in a criminal organisation.

They are all due back in court on April 13 when their bail application will again be considered.

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