A bar owner who had been on remand at Dodds since September last year was allowed to go home today.
When Raheim Colin Forde, of 10th Avenue New Orleans, St Michael appeared before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court this afternoon attorney-at-law Ronshelee Proverbs, who is representing him in association with Queen’s Counsel Michael Lashley, informed Magistrate Douglas Frederick that the accused had secured bail from the High Court with respect to his more serious charges.
The 26-year-old is accused of causing serious bodily harm to Sheron Matthews on August 23, 2019 with intent to maim, disfigure or disable her. He is also charged with unlawfully and maliciously engaging in conduct which placed Jumaane Matthews-Ifill in danger of death or serious bodily harm on the same date as well as using a firearm when he did not have a valid licence to do so.
He was granted $80,000 bail by to High Court on those charges but there was still a criminal matter in the Magistrates’ Court keeping him on remand. Forde is accused of dishonestly assisting in the retention, removal or disposal of a stolen motor car worth $28,000 belonging to Ross Clarke, knowing or believing the same to be stolen.
That offence is alleged to have occurred between December 5 and 12, 2018.
The prosecution had no objection when Forde’s attorney requested that he be granted bail on the charge.
The accused who secured bail in the sum of $5,000 with one surety, will reappear in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on October 15.
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