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Captain denies firing at officers, ammo possession

John Tellam

Nassau-An American boat captain accused of shooting at police and defence force officers in Green Turtle Cay, Abaco allegedly had hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Police arrested John Tellam, 60, after he allegedly fired at Corporal Glen Dean and Marine Seaman with a Remington 12-gauge shotgun on Friday, May 22.

The shooting happened soon after Tellam docked a 77-foot freight vessel around 1:20am, police reported.

Police said officers asked Tellam to to leave the area because he appeared “to be under the influence.”

However, Tellam, of Coral Gables, Florida, allegedly came back armed with a shotgun.

He allegedly fired at the the law enforcement officers. And, they shot back. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

Regarding the shooting, Tellam faced two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Also, Tellam faced charges regarding the seizure of various ammunition.

Tellam allegedly had 10 rounds of 410 shotgun ammunition and 20 rounds of .223 ammunition.

And, they say Tellam had 138 rounds of 12-gauge shotgun shells, 100 rounds of 5.56 ammunition and 533 rounds of .223 ammunition with the intent to supply.

Tellam denied all charges when he appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes.

Forbes denied bail but advised Tellam that he could apply for bail in the Supreme Court.

Attorney Jomo Campbell said he had applied for emergency bail.

Tellam returns to court on September 22 for his trial.

Florida charges

In 2017, police accused Tellam of forcing his way into a woman’s home in Jupiter, Florida and threatening to kill her, according to CBS.

Tellam allegedly got upset because the president of the home owner’s association towed his car.

The car was illegally parked in the grass for two days.

Later that day, Tellam “crashed” through her front patio and threatened to kill her, CBS reported.



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