A 40-year-old man secured $3,000 bail today after a successful application in a Bridgetown Court.
Antoine Mark King of Mountview Drive, St Lucy is accused of using the threatening words “I will blow up all of wanna. You see you Indian woman, I gine damage you,” towards Angela Clarke on March 5 and for also sending the threatening message “I will kill you and I will damage you” towards Clarke via a telecommunications network on March 15.
He pleaded not guilty to both charges.
Sergeant St Clair Phillips objected to bail based on the accused’s criminal record and the nature and seriousness of the charges and fears that King would re-offend.
Attorney-at-law Shelly-Ann Seecharan who was holding a watch and brief in the matter also informed the court that King had antecedents under the name Antoine Niles. She further submitted that the complainants were volunteers at an organisation, which has had to close temporarily due to King’s threats.
“The organisation is situated on the compound of a church and school . . . the threats extend not only to the complainant but to other persons,” Seechran said.
However, in his application King, who stated that he had legally changed his name some ten years ago told the magistrate it was easy for “anyone to say he threatened me.”
“If I wanted to blow up something I would not be here today. It would be done blow up,” King said. From the lengthy application Magistrate Douglas Frederick summarised that the accused wanted to find out why it had taken a long time to charge him with the offences given the situation.
However, the prosecutor was unable to give a satisfactory response, as he was unable reach the substantive investigator on the case.
King was granted bail to return to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on
In the meantime he was been warned to stay away from the complainant as well as the organisation.