A man accused of engaging in abusive behaviour on May 7, that was likely to have caused harassment, alarm or distress, appeared in a St Thomas court yesterday.
Paul Dwight Alleyne was remanded to HMP Dodds by Magistrate Ian Weekes after he pleaded not guilty to the charge and his application for bail was denied.
The accused, of 1st Avenue Eckstein Village, Tudor Bridge, St Michael, went before the District ‘D’ Magistrates’ Court.
Sergeant Glenda Carter-Nicholls, who prosecuted, objected to Alleyne being granted bail. She submitted that the offence was a serious one and that the accused already had antecedents which suggested a propensity for violence.
On the other hand, Alleyne’s attorney Kristen Turton requested that the accused be granted bail, having regard to the circumstances of the case and the fact that he has witnesses to counter the allegation made.
The lawyer added that Alleyne completely denies ever interfering with the complainant.
The incident is alleged to have occurred on the compound of Automotive Art at Welches, St Thomas.
Alleyne is due to reappear in court on May 24.