Bail granted on wounding charge

Conditional bail was granted Wednesday to a man charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Defendant Jermaine Albert Rodney, 33, is accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding a named person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Police earlier reported the incident as a stabbing, which occurred at Welly’s Cool Spot on Saturday.

As the charge can only be heard in Grand Court, magistrate Grace Donalds transmitted the case to the higher court and directed Rodney to attend on Friday, June 10.

After hearing from Crown counsel Kenneth Ferguson and defense attorney Prathna Bodden, the magistrate set bail conditions. They included a curfew from 8:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., a specified residence, non-contact with the complainant/victim and witnesses, and a surety in the sum of $950. Rodney is also to report to the police twice per week.

In a press release issued Sunday, police said the complainant sustained a stab wound to the abdomen. His condition was described as serious but stable.

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