A 51-year-old, accused of wounding another man, was remanded to prison today on the indictable charge.
It is alleged that Richard Ricardo Prescod, of Block 13F, Hayneville, St James, unlawfully and maliciously wounded Torrence Odle on December 15, with intent to main, disfigure or disable him, or to cause him serious bodily harm.
Prescod was not required to plead to the charge which was read out to him by Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
However, the prosecutor, Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim, objected to bail based on the serious nature of the charge and the fact that Odle was still warded on B7 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
“The aggravating feature is that this incident occurred in board daylight in The City and we must take into consideration the protection of society,” Pilgrim submitted.
In his application for bail, Prescod argued that he had maintained a clean record since being released from prison two years ago.
“I was on Suttle Street on [December 15] and four [men] attacked me and I was running from them. Since I left jail I working all this time . . . [and] this morning the police come for me. I ain’t do nobody nothing for two years,” Prescod said, adding that he had been working “very honest” as a gardener.
The accused man, who also claimed that Odle wounded him, returns to court on January 15.