A 34-year-old man has been remanded to Dodds prison for the next 28 days on a wounding charge.
Iscah Mordecai Legal, of No. 148 Husbands, Gardens, St James, is accused of committing the act against his ex-girlfriend Tammy Davis on April 25 with intent to maim, disfigure or disable her or to cause serious bodily harm to her.
Legal was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today with his attorney Dr Waldo Ramsay.
“There is a need to protect the victim in light of what is happening these days, and the complainant has expressed some fear for the accused,” prosecutor Sergeant Cameron Gibbons said in objecting to bail.
However, Ramsay argued that his client was fit for release as he and Davis, with whom he was in a relationship for a month, did not live together.
He disclosed that the incident stemmed from a dispute over $40 that Davis had borrowed from Legal.
Ramsay also told the magistrate that the accused was willing to adhere to any bail conditions imposed.
However, Cuffy-Sargeant suggested that Legal needed a cooling off period before he was released.
It was at that point that the accused interjected saying:
“I am not a violent person at all. I encountered a very obsessive situation and was trying to get away from it and I was trying to get my money as well.
“My intention was not to hit her. I had a beer in my hand, I bluffed at her hoping that she would end up giving me the money,” Legal explained before the magistrate informed him that he could not speak to the facts of the case.
His application for bail was denied.
Legal returns to court on May 25 when he will be sentenced for an April 26 cannabis charge which he admitted to today.