(CMR) Derrick Bush, the man charged with assaulting two men outside the Strand Complex last year, in an apparent hate crime, has found himself in further trouble after he threatened an LGBTQ activist after his first court appearance.
Bush, who appeared in court on Thursday, was given bail with strict measures, including not going to establishments that serve alcohol. However, just moments after court, he reportedly made gun gestures at the activist who was walking towards Burger King.
The matter was reported to the police and he was arrested. He is now possibly facing further charges. Bush is to return to court on July 4 in the previous matter.
Bush was charged recently after activists expressed concerns that despite making an arrest over a year ago police had not charge anyone in the January 2022 vicious attack.
Two men were in a vehicle in the Strand Complex parking lot on January 3, 2022, when they were approached by two other men who made homophobic remarks towards them. The men who made the remarks assaulted the first two men, kicking and punching them repeatedly. One of the men had his nose broken during the attack.