Embattled Dancehall artiste Laden failed to secure bail when he appeared in the St Elizabeth Resident Magistrate Court on Wednesday (November 18).

The “Time To Shine” deejay will spend another weekend in police custody, due to an outstanding ballistics report and an incomplete case file. He is scheduled to return on November 26.

Laden, whose given name is O’Keele Aaron is facing charges of illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act by being on the streets after the 9:00 pm islandwide curfew, and failing to stop on the request of the police.

According to the Corporate Communications Unit, the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s information arm, at about 10:40 pm on October 28, lawmen were in Cheapside, St Elizabeth, when they signalled the driver of a black Mercedes-Benz motor car to stop.

The driver initially complied, but sped off when the police approached.

The police said a chase ensued and during the chase an object was seen being thrown from the sunroof of the car.

When the police caught up with the vehicle, the occupants were arrested and taken back to the site where the object was witnessed being thrown from the car. The area was searched and a pistol recovered.

The two co-accused, 21-year-old Saaion Ebanks and his 16-year-old brother, were granted bail in the sum of $500,000 on November 3. They had their bails extended on Wednesday (November 18).

Laden shot to fame after becoming a top-10 finalist on Digicel Rising Starsin 2006. He is known for songs like “Gal Coward,” “Feelings Too Heavy,” “Never Lonely,” and “Time Is Now.”