Embattled veteran Dancehall entertainer, Brigadier Jerry, is out on bail.
According to news reports, the public defender’s office confirmed last Tuesday that the Ram Dance Master entertainer, who was being held on a $250,000.00 bond, has been released. Brigadier Jerry who is known for songs such as Jamaica-Jamaica, Ram Dance Master and Three Blind Mice, was arrested on a slew of gun-related charges including first-degree robbery, reckless endangerment, illegal discharge of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit and altering a serial number on a firearm, in the wake of a shooting incident on November 11, at the Bertie’s West Indian and American Restaurant in Waterbury, Connecticut.
According to reports from Brigadier’s wife, he was hanging out with his friends at the restaurant when they allegedly hid his wallet, which was loaded with money, and then laughed at him when he started searching for it.
The 62-year-old Dancehall veteran reportedly left the venue in anger and returned not long after, where he proceeded to grab all the money belonging to his fellow gamblers which were lying on the table, claiming it as collateral until his wallet was returned, and then pulled out a firearm and fired a shot in a wall.
Brigadier, who is being represented by Public Defender, Terry Dalton, is scheduled to return to the Superior Court this Wednesday. A week earlier, he was remanded in custody when he appeared in the Waterbury Superior Court, 400 Grand Street court, after he was unable to post bail.
Another version of the story is that Brigadier, who is the older brother of popular entertainer Sister Nancy, was gambling with his friends when he went to the bathroom and mistakenly left his wallet on the sink, along with his phone. Forgetting that he had left the items there, he went on a wild rampage, accusing the other gamblers of stealing his wallet.
He then stormed out of the venue, returning later to continue his tirade, where he snatched up all the gambling money, kicked over the gambling table, and fired a gunshot into the drywall, even after being presented with the wallet which had been recovered in the bathroom by a patron.
Brigadier was reported to the police who later arrested and charged him with the slew of gun-related offenses.