No bail on Brac charges

Defendant to appear in court again on Monday, March 13

Travis Kelvin Ebanks, 37, appeared in Summary Court on Wednesday, charged with seven offenses alleged to have occurred in Cayman Brac over the weekend.

Defense attorney Prathna Bodden told Magistrate Grace Donalds that she had not yet received any papers in the case, but on the face of it the charges related mainly to driving offenses.

Crown counsel Darlene Oko pointed out that three of the charges were not traffic-related and the Crown was objecting to bail.

Ebanks, of a Shedden Road address, faced two sets of charges. One set alleges the taking and driving away of a Honda Saber without the owner’s consent, driving without insurance and driving without a license.

The second set of charges alleges theft of the Honda Saber and causing damage to it. Further, Ebanks is charged with possession of an unspecified amount of ganja as loose vegetable matter wrapped in transparent plastic and in a brown paper bag. The final charge in this set is escaping lawful custody.

A press release from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service indicated that police had bailed Ebanks for the first set of charges on Saturday, March 4, and then arrested him on Sunday, March 5, for the second set.

Ms. Bodden said she expected to receive papers from Ms. Oko later in the day and on that basis was content to have the matter adjourned so that she could make a bail application. The magistrate put the matter to Monday, March 13.

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