A man accused of engaging in abusive behaviour in the presence of Magistrate Graveney Bannister on May 7 was granted bail today when he reappeared in the District ‘D’ Magistrates’ Court.
Paul Dwight Alleyne of 1st Avenue Eckstein Village, Tudor Bridge, St Michael first appeared before Magistrate Ian Weekes two weeks ago and was remanded to jail after he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
On that occasion, his application for bail, made by his attorney Kristen Turton, was denied.
Today, Sergeant Glenda Carter-Nicholls also objected to bail for the accused, arguing that the offence was a serious one. He also pointed out that Alleyne had antecedents, which suggested a propensity for violence.
However, Turton said her client had witnesses to counter the allegation made. She also stressed that her client completely denied ever interfering with Bannister.
Alleyne was eventually granted $4,000 bail and is due to return to court in September.