A St Lucy man is tonight hoping his mother will forgive him for his latest brush with the law and sign bail on his behalf.
Ryvan Orion Dacosta Forde, of No. 5 Harrison Tenantry, Crab Hill, St Lucy, was remanded to Dodds prison this afternoon after his mother reportedly informed police over the phone that she was not coming to the court today.
Forde is accused of stealing a $450 cellular phone from Irvin Boyce on June 23.
Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim objected to bail despite Forde’s not guilty plea.
The prosecutor pointed to the “potency” of the evidence and the fact that Forde is alleged to have committed the offence “in broad daylight”.
“Since I come home from jail . . . I ain’t doing any crime . . . . I should be granted bail. It was wrong that I get accused for this crime because I pass the route,” the accused said in his bail application.
Taking a look at his conviction card Magistrate Douglas Frederick noted “you were a bad boy before . . . but it looks like you have come a long way”.
It was on that basis that the magistrate offered him bail but Forde was depending on his mother to come to his rescue.
“When your mother doesn’t come, you know she is really frustrated, . . . but she might have a change of heart,” the magistrate said as he remanded the 19-year-old until July 30.