MAN DENIED BAIL BECAUSE OF OTHER PENDING MATTERS
A St Michael resident charged with causing serious bodily harm to another man appeared in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court today and was remanded to HMP Dodds until November 10.
Danny Lamar Husbands, 32, of 15H Ferniehurst Black Rock, St Michael is accused of injuring Jurdie Miller, 34, with a pair of scissors.
He was not required to plead to the offence after Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale read the charge.
Prosecutor Station Sergeant Carrison Henry objected to bail on the grounds that the accused was already on bail from the Oistins Magistrates’ Court for another matter – for which he has to reappear next Monday – and he also has another case pending in the High Court.
The prosecutor also revealed that Miller had been hospitalized for five days, but was now at home recuperating.
However, Husbands’ attorney Angela Mitchell-Gittens argued for bail for her client, saying the matter before the High Court, which stemmed from a 2014 charge, had no bearing on the application.
With respect to Monday’s court appearance, Mitchell-Gittens said: “The court would see, Sir, that on every occasion Mr Husbands has appeared. The Crown, Sir, has never been able to proceed in that matter, Sir, and in fact I suspect that matter is ripe for dismissal.
“He has not had the opportunity, Sir, to be acquitted of any of these charges, through no fault of his own,” the attorney added.
Furthermore, she said, in relation to the current matter before the court, Husbands had turned himself in to police “when it came to his attention that he was required
to do so”.
However, the magistrate said he would not grant bail to people with “pending matters, and pending matters so close to one another,” before remanding Husbands into custody.