The couple at the centre of that incident involving a replica gun were formally charged in Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Sam Fraser-Smith, 41, and Saruttana Fraser-Smith, 37, were formally charged with confining Romone Reid against his will and possession of an imitation firearm with the intent to deprive Mr Reid of his liberty.

Mr Fraser-Smith was further charged with using threatening behaviour against Mr Reid.

The Crown contends that he pointed the weapon at Mr Reid and demanded identification from him.

His wife was also charged with using threatening behaviour by holding the food delivery employee at knifepoint, while demanding to see his ID.

The incident is alleged to have occurred on October 28 at a private residence in Hamilton Parish.

The defendants were not required to enter a plea to the indicatable offences, which will be dealt with the Supreme Court.

Magistrate Magistrate Maxanne Anderson released them on $3,000 bail each, with orders to have no contact with the victim.

The case was adjourned until the December 1 arraignment session.