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Bodkin granted $50K bail, Hazel remanded on firearm charges

T’Quan Bodkin, right, and Kenaz Hazel, left, have been charged for allegedly carrying an unlicensed firearm. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The duo charged with the recent gun-related offences appeared before the Magistrate Court on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, with one being granted $50,000 signed bail and the other remanded until tomorrow, October 7, 2020.

T'Quan Bodkin, 19, of Huntums Ghut, who was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, was granted signed bail in the amount of $50,000.

Allegations of the matter

The allegations of the matter indicate that Bodkin was spotted on Friday, October 2, 2020, at about 11:45 am by members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) at the Road Town Jetty.

The officers were in the area conducting mobile control when they noticed that he was on the said dock acting suspiciously and carrying a backpack.

He was approached by the officers who reportedly took the scent of what appeared to be cannabis on his person.

During the search, the police claimed they uncovered a revolver in the defendant's backpack, a ski mask and some articles of clothing.

When questioned, the teen reportedly said that the backpack and its contents did not belonged to him, and he was simply shipping the items to his relative who resides on Virgin Gorda.

He was later arrested and brought to the Road Town Police Station where he was searched for the second time.

This time, blue latex gloves, and cash totalling $750 were found in his pockets.

He was subsequently interviewed and charged with the offence.


Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin granted the youngster bail in the sum of $50,000 after the Crown did not have any objections.

She informed that he was not considered a flight risk and while the offence was a serious one, the offence was bailable.

Among his bail conditions, he is to submit his travel documents to the police, report to the Road Town Police Station on Tuesdays Thursdays, and Saturdays between 6:00am and 5:00pm.

His matter was adjourned to January 27, 2021 when the trial is slated to begin.

Attorney at law Stephen R. Daniels represented Bodkins during the criminal proceedings.


The second gun-related case; however, was pushed to tomorrow, Wednesday, October 7, 2020, for the advancement of the matter.

Kenaz Hazel, 24, of Purcell Estate, claimed he was unable to contact his lawyer, Patrick D. Thompson.

Hazel is charged with carrying an unlicensed firearm.

He allegedly had a loaded firearm in a bag on his person in Trellis Bay, Beef Island, on October 3, 2020.

Magistrate Benjamin allowed Hazel the extra day to make contact with his lawyer and remanded Hazel to the Road Town Police Station until tomorrow.

20 Responses to “Bodkin granted $50K bail, Hazel remanded on firearm charges”

  • Greg (06/10/2020, 18:26) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why is it that when these idiots get caught with a bag, they claim it is not theirs?
    • jah know (07/10/2020, 07:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well the relative he claim it's for, he obviously would have to give a name he was shipping it too. Unless he's lying and have to take owner ship.
    • Greg (07/10/2020, 09:58) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply

      Plus...who gets bail on a gun possession, criminal items such as the mask, blue rubber gloves and a large amount of money? 

  • SHAME (06/10/2020, 18:26) Like (9) Dislike (39) Reply
    These island people bring them kids here and born them here to be doing theses things eh
  • u see (06/10/2020, 19:16) Like (30) Dislike (18) Reply

    The same magistrate that jail the nine months pregnant woman but give these mf bail for gun...

  • tretretrete (06/10/2020, 19:17) Like (4) Dislike (18) Reply
    That magistrate
  • @blm (06/10/2020, 19:18) Like (4) Dislike (22) Reply
    Free the unborn innocent youth....
  • tretretrete (06/10/2020, 19:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Psalm 137 .
  • ASAP (06/10/2020, 19:43) Like (2) Dislike (16) Reply
    Deport them parents
  • wise up (06/10/2020, 20:02) Like (43) Dislike (1) Reply
    This should be automatically 10-15 years in prison.A slap on the wrist and everyone continues the trend.
    • king (07/10/2020, 07:12) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      If this young man was found with this backpack belonging to another person to whom he was sending it why not follow up on who that receipient would have been?the gloves, the money, and the mask along with the loaded gun.dont that bring something into consideration ,Cops? What kind of fool fool play is here being performed? Then to grant bail. Come on there should be an illegal fire arm and other things no bail message as an example. Here we are now manufacturring Criminals with the help of the law.
  • Mouse (06/10/2020, 20:57) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is real immigration backlash.
  • Real Talk (06/10/2020, 21:21) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    I only hope them blind police connect the dots they were coming by to rob again do the maths daaaaa
  • Hazel again?? (06/10/2020, 21:34) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    The. Boys like them curse me son
  • Tolan (06/10/2020, 23:15) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
    Why do we always blame the expat them. Some of us that from here worse and hiding
  • Hard time (07/10/2020, 06:01) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply

    ***** needs to be in a jail where he has to really do hard time. He is an embarrassment to his mother who is trying her best to live a Christian life. Since the death of the father them boys gone on a criminal rampage. Why can't they be like their older brother?

  • @u see (07/10/2020, 12:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    U see justice mi boi
  • H (07/10/2020, 20:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ hard time ever one cannot be d same u win some and u loss some

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