An auto body technician was granted $3,000 bail when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrate Court recently on several charges.
Dave Devere Maynard, of Lot 71 Clapham Park, St Michael, said he was not guilty of possession of cannabis on September 21.
No plea was taken to charges that he had no insurance and driver’s licence on the same day while allegedly riding a motorcycle on Dalkeith Hill. These matters were transferred to the Traffic Court.
The accused also entered a not guilty plea to the charge that he unlawfully and maliciously wounded David Greenidge on May 6.
Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim objected to bail for the accused on the grounds that he was already on bail for an offence involving violence and that one of the charges now before the court had an aggravating feature attached as well as the fact that investigations had not yet been completed.
“A security guard was on duty in uniform when the accused and others wounded him . . . on duty at the Rubis service station in Wildey at 5 a.m. a vulnerable time,” the prosecutor said adding that it was the prosecution’s fear that Maynard would reoffend if released.
However, the accused submitted that he was not a threat to society and should be granted bail.
“The last time I got charged was six years ago . . . I am no threat to the security guard in any way. This charge [involving Greenidge] happened three months ago and I sleep at home every night . . . at least give me the benefit of the doubt,” Maynard submitted.
After weighing the arguments Magistrate Douglas Frederick ruled in the accused’s favour and granted him bail, which he secured with one surety.
He will make his next appearance before Magistrate Frederick on December 4.
But before that he will appear in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court on October 9 to answer the traffic offences.