River Street’s Danny Joseph was released on $20,000 bail at the Magistrate’s Court Thursday morning.
Joseph, who is represented by attorney Dawn Yearwood-Stuart, was on remand at the State Prison for causing grievous bodily harm to Omar Thomas – a Bath Estate man.
Joseph and his brother Jack Joseph appeared before magistrate Candia George about a month ago after a fatal shooting incident which occurred at “Krazy-Kokonutz” which left one man dead.
Joseph is expected to return to court 3rd September, 2012.
He has been warned to be on good behavior and told that he has to report to the police headquarters three times a week.
Magistrate George advised the young man to stay out of trouble and avoid places where he could be exposed to illegal activity, to which he responded “yes mam.”
The magistrate however took a different approach to the case of Jeremiah Challenger, who is on remand for conspiracy to import drugs into the Commonwealth of Dominica.
He had earlier appeared before Magistrate Ossie Lewis last week jointly charged with four other men.
He was at the time represented by Wayne Norde.
Challenger appeared in court on Thursday morning with a new attorney, Gina Dyer-Munroe, who argued that her client should be granted bail since the prosecution’s objection that he was a flight risk because he was jointly charged with foreigners is a “misapplication” of the law.
Dyer-Munroe argued that the accused is a citizen of Dominica and has sufficient ties in the country.
She also said that there was no evidence brought so far to support the charge.
However, Magistrate George denied bail on the grounds that the defendant was already on bail for a similar offence.