Charges laid in 2013 road fatality

Case to be mentioned in Grand Court Oct. 23

A 19-year-man appeared in court Friday charged in connection with a road fatality that occurred nearly two years ago. 

Antonio Elvis Kelly appeared before Magistrate Adam Roberts in Summary Court charged with causing the death of Jordan Anthony Ebanks, 23, on Nov. 17, 2013, by dangerous driving. The alternative charge is causing death by careless driving. 

Magistrate Roberts heard that Mr. Ebanks, the son of former Deputy Police Commissioner Rudolph Dixon, was a passenger in the car driven by Kelly. The car crashed on Old Robin Road in North Side. 

Defense attorney Laurence Aiolfi said his client had been charged Thursday night and kept in custody until the matter could be brought to court for a bail hearing. The magistrate said he was taking a less strict view of the bail application than he might otherwise, because of the “antiquity of the matter.” 

He granted bail with a condition of residence and a recognizance in the sum of $950. 

Mr. Wainwright asked that Kelly not be allowed to leave the jurisdiction without permission of the court and this condition was added. 

Causing death by dangerous driving is a charge that can be heard only in the Grand Court, so the matter was transmitted to the higher court, where it is scheduled to be mentioned again on Friday, Oct. 23.