Two men charged with separate criminal offences were granted bail when they appeared in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court recently.
They are: Dwayne Hallam Drakes, 25, of Rollins Road, Christ Church and Damien Carson Broome, 32, of Block 2B Deacons Court, St Michael.
Drakes is accused of inflicting serious bodily harm on Leroy Johnson.
He told Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale he was not guilty of the offence, which allegedly occurred on September 25.
Despite objections from the police prosecutor Sergeant Carrison Henry, the magistrate released the accused man on $7,500 bail, which he secured with one surety.
However, it came with conditions. Drakes must report to the Oistins Police Station every Wednesday before 9 a.m., with valid identification. He was also told not to interfere with the complainant and that he could not leave the jurisdiction without first getting permission from the Oistins Magistrates’ Court.
He is expected to return to court on January 26, 2017.
Meantime, Broome was granted bail on a charge that on November 6, he did serious bodily harm to Ryan Grazette with intent to maim, disable or disfigure him or do some other serious bodily harm to him.
He was not required to plead to the indictable offence when he appeared before Magistrate Seale.
Sergeant Henry also objected to bail for Broome, on the grounds of the seriousness of the offence.
“The instrument used in the commission of the offence . . . is alleged to be a knife . . . and the complainant is warded at hospital on B7 in serious but stable condition,” Henry revealed.
But with a medical report in hand, Broome’s attorney Naomi Lynton said while the complainant was hospitalized, his condition was referred to as stable.
Following Lynton’s submission, Broome was place on $15,000 bail with one surety.
He is to report to the Black Rock Police Station every Monday and Thursday by 9 a.m., and he was warned by the magistrate not to interfere with the complainant.
Broome returns to court on February 22, 2017.