A St James man who tried to board a flight using another person’s identity has been grounded until 2016.
Anderson Ricardo Prescod, 37, of Holders Hill was remanded to HMP Dodds when he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick at the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court this morning.
Prescod was held at the Grantley Adams International Airport on December 19, while attempting to board a flight to Grenada under the name Quennel Rommell Parris.
He is also charged with making a false claim to the Immigration Department, as well as dishonestly obtaining a Barbados passport under the name Rommell Parris.
He pleaded not guilty to the offences.
Police prosecutor Sargeant Neville Watson, in objecting to bail, argued that the accused was on bail for other matters, had antecedents of a similar matter before the court and that the charges were very serious.
He also said there was a fear Prescod would abscond if given bail, as he had not sought the court’s permission to travel.
However, Prescod’s lawyer Romaine Marshall insisted his client was a “fit and proper candidate” for bail.
He revealed Prescod was a self-employed tiler who supported his three children who lived with him, and had never missed a court hearing.
The Magistrate though said he could not grant him bail as “the charges were of a serious nature, he was already out on bail and had tried to leave the country under a different name”.
In a last gasp effort to prevent himself from going to prison, Prescod told Frederick he only did what he did because he had been threatened.
It only resulted in the Magistrate telling him: “That’s even more reason for me to remand you to prison as you will be protected up there.”
He will appear at the District ‘B’ Magistrates Court on January 11, 2016, and will reappear in District ‘A’ on January 20.