$20,000 bail for Callender
This time, the Block 2C Barbarees Gardens, Barbarees Hill, St Michael resident was there on charges of using an unlicensed firearm and unlawfully wounding Marvin Victor on July 22 this year, with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him or to do him serious bodily harm.
Callender, who appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court No. 2,
was remanded to HMP Dodds until September 7.
The last time when Callender appeared before the court in February this year, Magistrate Douglas Frederick expressed frustration over the fact that the accused man was already facing charges, had been granted $60,000 bail by the High Court and yet had come back on three more charges.
Callender’s new charges upped the total to eight matters he now has pending before the courts.
During his last court appearance in February, Magistrate Frederick also expressed concern about Callender’s safety.
His appearance then was related to allegations that on November 23, 2014, he unlawfully and recklessly engaged in conduct which placed Marvin Victor and Akeem Waithe in danger of death or serious bodily harm, and intentionally damaged Victor’s car on the same date.
Callender was not required to plead to these indictable charges.
“I think prison is the best place for you,” Magistrate Frederick told Callender in February.
“I suspect you may be in danger – and if I keep you, you may not be.”
Asked whether he still wanted bail in light of the Magistrate’s advice, Callender replied in the affirmative.
Allan Carter, attorney for the accused, said his client was already reporting to a police station in relation to the High Court bail.
Magistrate Frederick eventually granted Callender $20,000 bail.