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Man on abduction, wounding charges granted bail

Man on abduction, wounding charges granted bail


A LAYOU/Mckie’s Hill resident charged with abducting and wounding a woman, as well as the assault and bodily harm of a man, has been allowed bail on condition that he keeps a curfew.

Kenley “Shandie” Chapman appeared before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne at the Serious Offences Court on Tuesday, March 10.

He had turned himself in to the police on Saturday, March 7, after a wanted bulletin in his name had been issued the day before.

“Shandie” is charged that he, on February 28, abducted and wounded Shanique Ashton of Diamond, and assaulted Sherman Soleyn of Redemption Sharpes, causing him actual bodily harm.

The assault is alleged to have occurred in Kingstown, as well as the wounding, and Chapman is charged with stealing and carrying away Ashton from Kingstown to Diamond.

The charges were laid indictably, and therefore the accused was not required to plea.

There was an objection from the side of the prosecution to bail being granted because a wanted bulletin had to be issued for Chapman, who is difficult to locate.

However, defence lawyer Grant Connell, representing Chapman made a rebuttal to the objection.

The chief magistrate decided to grant the accused bail in the sum of $30,000 with one surety, but with conditions attached, including a curfew between 7pm and 6am.

Chapman is to have no contact with the parties involved in the matter, must report to the Central Police Station every Monday, and Thursday, and was told to surrender his travel documents.

The accused was successfully bailed, and permitted to leave the court premises. Nevertheless, he is supposed to return on June 15, when a preliminary inquiry is set to be heard.