Bailey’s bluff fails to keep him out of Dodds

Two unpaid fines dating back to 2006 landed Mark Cortez Bailey of 3rd Avenue, Spring Garden, St Michael at Dodds today, when he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick on charges of obstructing and resisting police.

The 43-year-old Bailey had denied committing the two offences against Police Constable Christopher Rouse on January 9 in the execution of his duties at Tudor Bridge and the Black Rock Police Station when it was revealed that he had yet to settle two fines of $350 each imposed in July 2006 by former magistrate, Pamela Beckles.

“First time I hearing that I have unpaid fines,” Bailey said before Frederick explained that both fines, which carried four and six-month prison sentences, were also for offences against members of the Royal Barbados Police Force.

“I can’t recall that, Sir. I can’t pay what I don’t know. I ain’t get served,” Bailey protested.

However, the magistrate stated that the fines were imposed in court in his presence and no one had to serve Bailey in order for him to make the payments.

When asked if the $700 would be paid today, Bailey’s prospective surety informed the court that she could settle the amount within two days, and as such the accused was remanded until January 12.

6 Responses to Bailey’s bluff fails to keep him out of Dodds

  1. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba January 11, 2018 at 1:37 am

    douglas federicks u fa real though? 2 fines from 2006, wha that is 12 years ago and that from ah former magistrate..wha it going to take more than 700 $$$$ to keep him up there…mannn write off de bill do and let de man galong bout e business. JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW SHABBY DE COURT SYSTEM IS…EVERY HIGH FIGURE JUST WASTING DE TAXPAYERS MONIES..STUPESSS

    • Mark Rosmar January 11, 2018 at 6:23 am

      Write off the bill Ali Baba?!? Who are you to determine what is or is not a waste of taxpayer money? His lawyer??? The victim???

    • gsmiley January 11, 2018 at 7:41 am

      What example would that be setting Ali?
      Study it.

  2. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite January 11, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Fine from 2006 ?
    That’s the courts fault …
    They had plenty of time to collect….!

  3. Smiles January 11, 2018 at 11:27 am

    You all people really serious though, yes the court system failed and failed miserably, BUT tell me how the persons that the injustices were done against would feel to know that he was not punished. So anytime a fine is less than what it would take to keep a prisoner for the time, should we just give him a slap on the wrist and say “Go and offend no more?”

    Man I smiling, when people who murder are out on bail, wunna quarrel that they should be locked up, a lot of money spending to keep them. The problem is the Judiciary, not the LAW.

  4. North Point January 11, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Ali baba and the 40 thieves, what else to expect, RH fool.


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