Sunday 19 August, 2018

No bail for man with 23 convictions

With 23 convictions to his name at 29 years of age, Shaddrie Sheldon DaCosta Marshall found himself before the courts once again yesterday.

This time accused of wounding and causing serious bodily harm to Kenico Goring on February 4 and 5 of this year respectively.

He was, however, unable to plead to the indictable charges in the District "A" Magistrates' Court.

In relation to an additional charge laid against him, he denied assaulting Chalise Walkes on February 4.

Prosecutor Sergeant Theodore McClean, in objecting to bail, said Goring spent five days in the hospital after undergoing surgery. In addition to calling the matter one of a serious nature, he suggested there was a need to protect society. McClean also told the court that he feared Marshall, who was already on bail, would re-offend or interfere with witnesses if granted bail.

Police report that Goring was caught at the airport trying to board a flight to Canada.

His lawyer Shadia Simpson, who argued a number of points, said persons on bail were sometimes unaware of the necessary procedures one had to take when travelling.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick, however, remanded him until March 12.