When he was asked to tell the court why he should not be remanded to HMP Dodds, Anthony Junior Bishop could not come up with a suitable defence.
“I trying hard to keep myself out of trouble but I can’t take getting unfair all the time,” the 23-year-old of Chapman Village, St Thomas, told Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
It was not enough to gain him his freedom and he was subsequently remanded to prison until October 4.
Bishop was not required to plead to unlawfully wounding Tyrone Holford on September 2, 2022 with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him.
He is also alleged to have unlawfully and maliciously wounded Shamar Patrick on August 31, 2022, in the District ‘D’ jurisdiction.
That matter was transferred and he will appear in that court on October 5.
Prosecutor police constable Ralph Rollock objected to the accused man being granted bail.
He said those objections were based on the nature and seriousness of the offences, the strength of the evidence and the fact that the two offences were committed days apart in two separate jurisdictions with similar weapons.
The prosecutor said one of the victims was still hospitalised as a result of the injuries sustained.
Additionally, Rollock said there was a need to protect society from Bishop. He said while he was not known for committing those types of offences in the past, there was a fear he might re-offend if granted bail.
The Chief Magistrate gave the accused several opportunities to argue for his freedom, but after that proved unsuccessful he remanded him to Dodds for 28 days.