The District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court released a 28-year-old man into the custody of his surety today following a successful bail application.
Rasheed Kamalh Prescod, of Beckwith Street, Bridgetown, St Michael was granted $2,500 bail on the charge of entering the house of Maria Asgil as a trespasser on May 22 with intent to steal.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge after Magistrate Douglas Frederick read it.
Sergeant St Clair Philips objected to bail on several grounds including the strength of the evidence “linking the accused to the crime”.
“There are witnesses who connect him to this case and based on his antecedents,” the prosecutor submitted.
Officer Phillips also stated that the accused had another matter pending before the court and had failed to adhere to his reporting conditions.
Prescod however stated that was not the case saying that he previously had a number of charges before the court, which were eventually committed to the High Court.
“I think that is where the confusion is. It’s for a burglary case . . . I do two years for it,” Prescod stated adding that he had been reporting to the Worthing Police Station “every single day” as required by the Supreme Court but had fallen ill as a result of his diabetes but had informed officers at the station of the development.
After making the necessary checks the magistrate granted him bail and gave him an October 21 date to return to court.