St. Mark resident, Kadeem Phillip spent the New Year behind bars at the Richmond Hill prison after he was arrested in connection with a chopping incident.
Phillip of Queen’s Street in Victoria, was taken into custody by Police following a chopping incident that occurred on December 23 in which one man lost one of his wrists.
THE NEW TODAY understands that the accused allegedly used a cutlass to cut off the victim’s wrist, during a dispute over a gambling game that went wrong somewhere in the River Sallee area in the northern parish of St. Patrick.
Phillip appeared before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill at the No. 1 Magistrate’s Court in St. George’s on December 29 in the company of his attorney-at-law, Peter David, whose bail application came up against strong objection from the Police Prosecution.
Chief Police Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Godfrey Victor objected to bail based on the grounds that the accused has several previous convictions of a violent nature.
ASP Victor told the Chief Magistrate that there is a propensity that Phillip could engage in another similar act.
Attorney David maintained that Phillip does not have a violent nature and told the court that he has evidence from persons including a police officer, who is a neighbor of the accused and knows him very well, that his client is not a violent person.
However, the Chief Magistrate expressed concerns over what she termed as the frequency and recent offences committed by Phillip and took the decision to remand him to the Richmond Hill Prison at Richmond Hill in St. George’s.
The accused was due to appear in court yesterday (January 7) at the Victoria Magistrate’s Court in St. Mark in connection with the indictable charges laid on him.