A 26-year-old general worker will remain on remand at HMP Dodds despite a bail application from his attorney-at-law in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Jerome Omar Waterman, of 2nd Avenue, Parris Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael, is charged with a number of offences including cocaine possession and fraud.
When he appeared in the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court yesterday his attorney Shadia Simpson urged the court to grant him bail at this time as he had been on remand for the past six months which had put a serious strain on his family, especially his son.
Simpson said her client had appeared before the court on four charges, two of which had been dismissed and he maintained his innocence on the remaining offences most of them for fraud.
“I am appealing with the court to consider his family and grant him bail. He is willing to submit to any conditions imposed,” Simpson said adding that the offences before the court did not involve violence.
Despite this, the prosecution said they were still maintaining their objections to Waterman’s bail at this time as they hoped to soon have his file, which is at an advanced stage.
After considering the arguments the Magistrate Douglas Frederick ruled in favour of the prosecution and remanded Waterman to Dodds until January 31.