A 55-year-old man was remanded to prison yesterday on charges of assaulting the mother of his children and trespassing on her premises.
It is alleged that Frank Arthur Straker of Rock Hall, St Andrew entered the home of Sherry-Ann Mings on June 18 as a trespasser and stole a cellular phone valued $600.
The painter is also accused of assaulting the same woman, on the same date, occasioning her actual bodily harm.
Straker denied the charges when he went before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.
Sergeant Cameron Gibbons objected to bail for the accused man based on the serious nature of the offence and the fact that the alleged offence was committed against a complainant for whom he was already before the court.
The prosecutor also said the Crown feared for Mings’ safety.
However, in his application for bail, Straker said he had been complying with the court’s orders and was presently working as a painter seven days a week at an established hotel.
“I did not enter her house. I was at work when she said I assaulted her. I support my children and help them do their homework and I just got this job . . . and I beg her to give me a break with the children,” Straker said.
“I will take any conditions, stay away from her completely and the children,” he added.
However, Straker’s application for bail was denied and the accused man was remanded to Dodds until July 17.