A Roseau Magistrate has ordered Curtis “Shakes” Richards of Newtown to pay EC$4,500.00 by December 31, 2012 failing which, he will go to jail for 6 weeks.
Richards stood surety for Elio Edwards of Pointe Michel but Edwards has failed to appear for his matter. Richards told the court that Edwards was in jail in Guadeloupe.
“You have not given me any good reason why he “Edwards” is not in court you were the one who signed as surety on his behalf and so had to ensure he was present,” the magistrate said.
In the meantime, a warrant remains in force for Edwards.
In another matter, Jamel Celaire of Pointe Michel who pleaded not guilty to battery on police and resisting arrest on November 4, 2012 at Pointe Michel, will need to get a proper surety to secure his release from the remand centre at Stock Farm.