Former drug lord’s bodyguard remains in custody

first_imgThe ex-body guard of a popular convicted drug lord remains in custody as Police continue their investigation into the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Ryan Anthony Sergeant at the Rio Night Club on Monday last.A source close to investigations revealed that the Police had applied to the High Court for an extension to further detain the Queenstown resident and this was granted.However, that extension comes to an end today; and as such, the case file is expected to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the way forward. The man in custody was seen leaving the night club with a firearm in his hand and he remains tight lipped.On the other hand, during initial investigations, one of the men who was arrested with two illegal firearms at a house in Hadfield Street, Georgetown, on Monday, was placed before the court and remanded to prison. The female who was arrested during that operation was released.Sergeant, 19, of Lot 2530 Layton Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was shot and killed while another teenager remains in a critical state at the Georgetown Public Hospital. The injured teen is Jeffrey Ferrel of North Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown.Sergeant was shot once to the jaw during an exchange of gunfire, which started in the night club and ended outside.Jeffrey Ferrel, of North Ruimveldt, was also shot and injured during the gun battle. After the shooting, the now dead man was picked up by his ‘gang members’ and dropped off at the Woodlands Hospital. It was reported that Ferrel, who is now hospitalised, was involved in an altercation with one of the suspects who in turn left the club with another friend and a female companion.Further reports stated that after the trio left, they were followed by Ferrel and the now dead man and the argument resumed.During the argument, the suspect whipped out a gun and discharged several rounds, hitting Ferrel to the neck and shoulder. Attempting to rescue his shot friend, Sergeant was shot to the jaw. The suspects then fled the scene.It was during the review of the surveillance footage, the three suspects were positively identified.last_img read more


first_imgSt Eunans are the county champions!Manager Eamon Boyle revealed how they had used the tragic death of supporter Elaine Winston who died yesterday to spur them on before the game.“It was a sad day for the club and we spoke about it before the game and I am delighted that we have driven on and won this game for the Winston family and the supporters,” he said. The Letterkenny team staved off a brave challenge from Naomh Conaill with just a point between the sides in the end on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-9.Mark McGowan scored the vital last point for St Eunan’s with a long range but perfectly accurate kick.Glenties players Darragh Gallagher, who had enjoyed a fine game, had the chance to level the scores near the final whistle but put his shot side.The teams swapped points throughout with St Eunan’s giving away a lot of needless frees to allow Glenties to keep in touch. The Cathedral Town team’s cause wasn’t helped when sub David McGinley was sent off for what looked like an off the ball incident.Naomh Conaill looked like they were on control with a two point advantage until goal hero Lee McGonagle popped up to score a fine goal to give them a single point advantage.Glenties equalised but then came the superb long-range kick from McGowan to put Eunan’s ahead as the clock ticked down at McCumhaill Park.The 45 came from a mis-hit back-pass from Brendan McDyre, who’d had a great game up until then, the ball rolling over the line.“I don’t know how that happened, he must have thought that there was someone standing there because the goalkeeper was nowhere in sight,” said joint manager Martin Doherty. “Poor Brendan. But he was superb all day, they all were. We are just gutted.”St. Eunan’s: JP Clarke; Eddie Brennan, Micheal Martin, Conor Parke; Peter Devine, Eamonn Doherty, Mark McGowan (0-2,1’45’; John Haran, Rory Kavanagh (0-1); Lee McMonagle (1-1), Conall Dunne (0-1), Kevin Rafferty; Conor Gibbons (0-1,f), Ross Wherity, Sean McVeigh (0-1). Subs., Damien McClafferty for Brennan 20; David McGinley for Gibbons 42; Kieran Sharkey for Parke 57.Naomh Conaill: Stephen McGrath; Stephen Molloy, Johnny Bonner, Jason Campbell; Eoin Waide, Thomas Donoghue, Marty Boyle; Leo McLoone (0-1), Anthony Thompson; Cathal Ellis, Brendan McDyer, Daragh Gallagher (0-5,3f); Dermot Molloy (0-2,1f), Johnny McLoone, Leon Thompson (0-1). Sub., John O’Malley for L Thompson 58COUNTY CHAMPIONS ST EUNAN’S DEDICATE WIN TO TRAGIC ELAINE was last modified: November 5th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:county championsElaine WinstonSt Eunanslast_img read more