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Disc Jock allegedly threatens to kill Oliver Samuels and relatives, bail revoked

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 6:54 PM
Samuels... The Crown is alleging that on May 26, 29-year-old Junior Sommervillethreatened to kill him if he refused to pay his monthly rent of $30,000.

A Corporate Area Resident Magistrate has revoked bail for a disc jockey accused of threatening the life of 66-year-old actor and comedian Oliver Samuels.

Twenty-nine year old Junior Sommerville, is charged with extortion, threatening to commit murder and larceny in which Samuels is the complainant.

When Sommerville appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court today, Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey ordered that he should be taken back into custody and return to court on July 29 when his case will again be mentioned.

Pusey revoked the $200,000 station bail after Samuels told the court that while he was off the island, Sommerville threatened members of his family.

It is alleged that in March, Samuels met Sommerville in Red Hills, St  Andrew and offered him a lift and sometime after they became friends. 

In April, Sommerville reportedly visited Samuels' house and allegedly stole a Samsung Galaxy phone valued at $50,000.

It is further alleged that on another occasion Sommerville  stole another Samsung Galaxy phone valued at $100,000 from Samuels' motorcar.

The Crown is alleging that on May 26, Sommerville threatened to kill Samuels if he refused to pay his monthly rent of $30,000.

Sommerville is also accused of extorting more than $130,000 from Samuels over a period.

He is accused of threatening to harm Samuels if the refused to pay.

On June 3, Samuels made a report to the police and Sommerville was arrested and charged.

It is alleged that the police recovered items belonging to Samuels at Sommerville's house.