Blackman gets bail for assault charge
A 44-year-old man was granted bail Tuesday afternoon after appearing before a Bridgetown Court on an assault charge.
Don Alvin Blackman of Field’s Gap, Greenfield, St Michael is accused of unlawfully assaulting Corey Knight on July 12 last year.
He told Magistrate Douglas Frederick he was not guilty of the charge.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Martin Rock objected to bail for the accused based on his antecedents, the need to protect society and the fact that Blackman was already out on bail for another offence.
However, the prosecutor’s application was denied after Blackman put forward his own arguments.
He was released on $4 000 bail after the magistrate accepted his surety.
As a condition of his bail release, Blackman must report to Central Police Station every Wednesday before 10 a.m., with valid identification.
He returns to the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on June 9.