Magistrate Douglas Frederick today delivered a strong warning to a surety who posted bail for a 36-year-old woman who previously absconded from court.
Kaliah Kizzy Latoya Foster, of no fixed place of abode, had been remanded at Dodds prison since August 3, charged with causing serious bodily harm to Nigel Whitehall on June 14 with intent to main, disfigure or disable him.
Three years ago, Foster was released on $2, 000 bail after she denied damaging a motorcar, belonging to John Fleming, without lawful excuse on April 11, 2014.
A warrant was subsequently issued for her arrest on January 23, 2015 after she failed to make numerous court appearances.
Today, Foster presented a new surety to the court after the previous one withdrew.
However, Frederick warned the surety that Foster was in the habit of not attending court, and questioned whether he was willing to take that risk.
“I am going to want the bail amount if you don’t bring her back and if you don’t have it, I am going to send you to jail, mark my words,” Frederick said.
The accused woman is expected to reappear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on December 8.