Suspected gang leader granted bail, Lawyer says he is a law-abiding citizen
Former policeman and suspected gang leader Teon Allen known as ‘Spoil Child’ appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty charged with a series of offences including discharging a loaded firearm at a Police Inspector.
Allen, 32, of Soesdyke, Highway, East Bank Demerara denied the four charges and was released on a total of $240,000 bail following his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.
Allen was represented by attorney-at-law Siand Dhurjon who told the court that his client is a “law-abiding citizen” who was shot in his shoulder by the Police.
Dhurjon in his argument for bail contended that his client was not discharged from the hospital, but was given permission to attend court to answer to the charges.
The first three charges alleged that on November 26, 2019, at Houston East Bank Demerara, Allen had a 9MM pistol along with 16 matching rounds and seven .45 ammunition in his possession without being a licensed firearm holder.
The final charge alleged that on the same day in question, Allen discharged a loaded firearm at Police Inspector Mohan Khan.
The case was adjourned to January 8, 2019.
Two weeks ago 26-year-old Jason Gonsalves of Kitty, Georgetown and 24-year-old Shaquille Grant of Sophia before appeared before Magistrate McGusty for the same charges.
Allen is a well-known criminal character and has been on the Police’s radar for quite some time.
He was charged in 2017 for harbouring two wanted men who broke out of the Camp Street prison on July 9, 2017.
In September this year, he was charged for discharging a firearm with intent to commit murder and was released on $50,000 bail.
A wanted bulletin was issued for him in connection with the attempted murder of Denise Grant and Tiffany McDeth, in Amelia’s Ward, Linden, Region 10 on September 2, 2019.
Allen is believed to be the leader of a notorious gang that has been wreaking havoc in Linden and on the East Bank of Demerara.