‘Weak’ grounds


A police prosecutor was yesterday chided by a Bridgetown magistrate after he suggested an accused should not be granted bail because a firearm was allegedly used in a criminal act.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick cautioned Sergeant Rudy Gill after the prosecutor objected to bail being granted to Jamar Welch, 31, of St Michael.

He was in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court charged with entering the house of Nicholas Mentore and stealing a $300 cellphone and $220, while armed with a firearm. He was not required to plead to the indictable offence.

Another man is also being sought by police.

In his arguments against bail, the lawman said the matter was a serious one and the public needed to be protected. He added that the complainant had been forced to flee from his home during the incident. (RB)

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