A local magistrate has turned down a bail application for a 59-year-old contractor who escaped police custody after he was arrested on drugs charges.
Herwin Llewellyn Burrowes of Taylor Gap, Delmere Land, Belmont Road, St Michael was arrested on June 9 for possession and possession with intent to supply and traffic $840 worth of cannabis.
When he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today, his attorney, Rhea Layne, told the court her client had escaped “due to his fear at that moment and therefore had a lapse in judgment and ran but he later surrendered”.
Payne submitted that her client was willing to adhere to any and all condition imposed by the court.
However, the magistrate said she remained concerned that the accused had allegedly escaped custody with the use of force.
“That still is a red flag for me. I am not satisfied as yet that he is a good and proper candidate for bail,” Cuffy-Sargeant said before she remanded tBurrowes to Dodds, to reappear in court on September 14.
Borrowes, who had earlier pleaded guilty to the drug charges, was