Norde gets bail after weekend in jail

A 53-year-old man who spent the weekend on remand at HMP Dodds was granted his freedom today.

Roger Peter Aldon Norde, of Brandons, St Michael is accused of using the threatening words, “Police said to you, ‘do not . . . come around here’ and I going to shoot you, if you can’t . . . keep from around me. I going to shoot you,” towards Ordon Jacobs, on May 18, with intent to cause him to believe that immediate unlawful violence would be used against him.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared before the court on Saturday. However, he did not have any surety to post bail on his behalf at the time.

When Norde appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant this morning, his surety was in court and was accepted to post the $2,000 amount.

As a condition of bail, he must stay away from Jacobs and not speak to him.

He returns to court on July 19.

In another case before the same magistrate in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today, a 29-year-old man was placed on a year-long bond after he pleaded guilty to issuing a threat.

Anderson Dacosta Watts, of Bridgefield, St Thomas, admitted to using the threatening words “this is nonsense and I going for my sword and chop you up,” towards Verald Richards, with intent to cause another person to believe that immediate unlawful violence would be used against Richards.

Watts took full responsibility for his actions after the prosecutor outlined the facts to the magistrate.

“I accept that I was at fault.  . . . I should have dealt with it differently,” he said.

If he breaches the bond, he will have to pay $1,500 forthwith or spend six months in prison.

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