Two accused make successful bail pleas
Two men who were spending time on remand at HMP Dodds on separate charges Thursday successfully argued for their freedom.
They are David Omar Anthony Narces, 26, of Brewster’s Land, Whitehall, St Michael and Henry Depeiza Lewis, 19, of 8th Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael.
Narces had been on remand for allegedly making a serious threat towards Henderson Watkins and assaulting him on February 4 this year.
Appearing before Magistrate Douglas Frederick, Narces put in his application for bail on a humble note.
“I want to thank you very much, Sir . . . . While doing my sentence I did a lot of studying, Sir . . . and I am really proud of myself for doing things I couldn’t get to do, Sir – like walking away from people [and] ignoring people, Sir,” he said.
“I learnt a lot. I learnt a little agriculture, I enjoy my time up there and . . . I would really like to get back to my job, Sir and my family. I am asking, Sir if you could grant me some bail so I can go back to my children and my mother, Sir; I really miss them,” Narces added, lamenting that it had been financially hard on his family while he was in prison.
Frederick replied: “If nothing else, one thing that you learnt in prison is how to make a bail application. You are very convincing.”
Narces was subsequently granted $3, 000 bail with one surety and will return to court on October 20.
Meanwhile, Lewis was able to secure $5,000 bail with one surety after putting forward his argument.
“Sir, I am 19 years old and I would like to start back my life, Sir,” pleaded the teenage who is accused of entering a woman’s house as a trespasser with intent to commit rape on January 18, 2016.
His bail came with conditions, however. He has to report to the Black Rock Police Station every Wednesday before 10 a.m.
Lewis returns to court on January 11, 2017.