Stabbing charge sent to Grand Court

Bail granted with conditions

A man arrested after a stabbing incident this week appeared in Summary Court on Wednesday afternoon. 

Orlando Anthony Graham, 34, was charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, a charge that can be dealt with only in the Grand Court. 

A press release from police issued on Monday, Jan. 11, stated that just after 1 a.m. on that date, officers were called to the emergency room of the Cayman Islands Hospital, where a man had arrived by private car with stab wounds to his abdomen. The man informed officers that he had been stabbed during an argument at a residence on School Road in George Town. Uniform officers attended the residence and made inquiries. 

The release further stated that in response to those inquiries, a man attended George Town Police Station and was arrested. The man was the defendant Graham. He was kept in custody until his court appearance. 

Defense attorney Prathna Bodden successfully applied for his bail, but Magistrate Valdis Foldats attached several conditions. 

Graham was required to sign a recognizance in the sum of $2,000, have a surety sign for him in the same amount, and surrender his passport. He is under a curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. at a specified residence. He is not to contact the victim or a named witness and is not to go within 50 yards of the location of the incident. 

The matter was set for mention in Grand Court on Jan. 22. The victim was reported to be in stable condition after surgery.