Shawn Pinard, who appeared before a Roseau magistrate on the charge of unlawful trespassing and other charges, will need to get his house in order before he can be bailed.
While the prosecution is not objecting to bail, the court was furnished with a ‘default payment warrant” in the amount of EC$9,460.00 in Pinard’s name and he must first clear that amount before he’s granted bail.
In the mean time, Pinard remains on remand at the prison.
Another man, Clinton Honore Austrie, who pleaded guilty to possession of 70 grams of cannabis also suffered the same fate as Pinard.
Austrie, who was arrested by members of the “Task Force’ on September 13, 2012, told the court that the drugs were given to him by someone for a “pardner.”
Magistrate Ossie Lewis clearly did not believe his story and asked him “why do you have such a colourful record….?”
“You are in the prime of your life….43 years and your record is just not flattering,” Lewis told him.
Despite expressing remorse for his action and pleading to the court for mercy, Austrie was fined EC$1,200.00 to be paid forthwith or in default 3 months in jail. However, he too had “default payment warrant” of EC$2,000.00 pending against him for failing to pay a fine for theft.
Austrie was told that before he could be released he needed to clear the two thousand dollars plus the fine of $1,200.00.
In another matter Churchhill Henderson was granted bail despite objections from the prosecution. The 24 year-old Kings Hill man who has a pending matter in court for grievous bodily harm dating back to June 2011, is charged with battery on a police woman, obstruction and assault on a female police officer.
He is represented by attorney Wayne Norde.
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