(Jamaica Star) DANCEHALL DJ Bounty Killer was refused bail when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court this morning.
Bounty Killer, whose real name is Rodney Pryce, was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and threatening a complainant on Monday.
He is also facing charges of illegal possession of a firearm and unlawful wounding after an altercation with an off-duty cop in New Kingston in 2007.
The artist was refused bail by Senior Magistrate Judith Pusey on the grounds that it he committed the new offenses while out on bail.
Police say the 38-year-old DJ was arrested at his East Avenue home early Monday morning after a woman complained that he physically attacked her after she informed him that their three-year relationship was over.
While being processed at the Constant Spring Police Station, Pryce reportedly called the complainant and threatened her life in the presence of the police.
A police investigator told the court that associates of the DJ had been pressuring the woman to drop the charges against him.
Pryce is one of several artists whose visas were revoked by the United States embassy last week.
He is expected back in court on April 14.