Two men have been granted bail in connection with an alleged robbery, abduction and other crimes in Campden Park on Nov. 3.
Johnny Holder, a labourer, of Lowmans Hill, appeared before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne at the Serious Offences Court, on Nov. 6 while Lemron Mason, 22, of Ottley Hall, appeared before the same magistrate one day later in connection with the charges.
They were each not required to plead to the indictable charged that on Nov. 3, at Campden Park:
entered Sea Operation Bunkhouse as a trespasser and at the time had with him a weapon of offence to wit a firearm;
did assault Kenroy John of Campden Park to wit by pointing a firearm at him with intent to commit an offence to wit “wounding”;
they did assault Tevon Baptiste of Sandy Bay causing actual bodily harm;
by force did take Recardo Hazell, of Lower Questelles, from the Government Warehouse to Sea Operations;
being armed with a gun, robbed Recardo Hazell, of Lower Questelles, of one button phone, valued at EC$150 and one black Flow cellphone valued at EC$300, total value EC$450, the property of Recardo Hazell of Lower Questelles and at the time of doing so and in order to do so put the said Recardo Hazell in fear of being then and there subjected to force; and,
without lawful excuse damage one chain-link fence, value unknown, the property of Eastern Caribbean Bottlers Inc. intending to damage such property.
The prosecution did not object to bail and the court granted each of the accused composite bail in the sum of EC$20,000 with one surety.
She ordered the men to have no contact with the virtual complaints, observe a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew and report to the police stations in their districts on Fridays.
The court also issued stop notices and ordered the men to surrender their travel document and seek the permission of the court to leave the country.
Each defendant had to give the court the exact location of the house where he would observe the curfew.
The next hearing is slated for Jan. 15, 2024.