A man arrested for indecent exposure was granted bail after appearing in Summary Court before Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez on Monday afternoon.
Ricky Marwick Rankin, 48, was arrested around 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, after officers on patrol at Seven Mile Public Beach were informed by a member of the public that a man had been seen indecently exposing himself nearby.
A press statement from police said the officers immediately approached the male and, upon speaking to him, observed that he had a knife on his person. They attempted to arrest the man, who fled. They pursued on foot. He was apprehended nearby and taken into custody.
Defense attorney John Furniss confirmed on Monday that Mr. Rankin had spent the weekend in custody.
Mr. Rankin was charged with indecent exposure, as well as being in possession of a prohibited weapon – a flick knife – and resisting arrest.
He applied for bail and Crown counsel Kerri-Ann Gillies objected. She pointed out that Mr. Rankin had previous convictions for not attending court when required to do so.
The magistrate asked if he had any conviction for offenses similar to the one that had brought him to court that day. Ms. Gillis checked the record and agreed that he did not.
Mr. Furniss said his client would agree to any bail conditions.
The magistrate ordered him to be fitted with an electronic monitor, reside at a specified address in West Bay, observe a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., and stay away from liquor-licensed establishments.
The magistrate set all matters for mention again on Tuesday, Nov. 13.