Charge withdrawn due to no show by complainant
A Brighton man who was accused of threatening to discharge a firearm at a young woman had the charge against him withdrawn yesterday, after the complainant failed, for a second time, to turn up to court.
Ravenol Ollivierre, a minivan driver/ taxi operator, was first brought before the Serious Offences Court last month, charged with the offence of being armed with a firearm, and unlawfully threatening to discharge the weapon at Joselle Frank of Sion Hill.
The 53-year-old accused man entered a not guilty plea before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne on February 5, a day after the incident allegedly took place at Brighton.
Ollivierre was said to have pointed his licensed .38 revolver at 23-year-old Frank on the afternoon of February 4.
Yesterday, March 30, the defendant, who had been given bail in the sum of $7000 and told to report back to court on March 26, was present for the case when it was recalled last week, as well yesterday. He was was represented by lawyer Grant Connell.
However, when Frank’s name was called outside the court three times, it was announced that she was not present.
Following this, the prosecution made the announcement that they were withdrawing the charge, and Ollivierre was told that he was free to go.