Men in court after alleged Court Street fight
Two men denied charges of assault and affray when they appeared in Magistrates’ Court this morning.
Kamali Davis, 18, and Paul Smith Jr, 22, pleaded not guilty to unlawfully assaulting Che Jennings on Court Street in Pembroke on Tuesday.
They were alternatively charged with taking part in a fight, which they also denied.
Mr Davis, of Paget, and Mr Smith, of Pembroke, elected to be tried in Magistrates’ Court.
Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe set a trial date for July 7 and granted both defendants $2,500 bail with a like surety.
As part of their bail conditions, they were also ordered to report to police on Mondays and Fridays between 6am and 6pm, and to have no contact with prosecution witnesses.
• Meanwhile, a pair of Pembroke men have denied assaulting a man and taking part in a fight on Court Street.
Gavaska Lodge-Bascome and Jahmico Trott pleaded not guilty to unlawfully assaulting George Benjamin in Pembroke on March 21.
They also denied an alternative charge of taking part in a fight.
Furthermore, 29-year-old Mr Trott pleaded not guilty to sending a video of a “menacing character” by phone.
Mr Lodge-Bascome, 22, and Mr Trott elected to be tried in Magistrates’ Court and senior magistrate Juan Wolffe set a trial date for July 14.
Both men were granted $2,500 bail with a like surety on the condition that they report to Hamilton Police Station twice a week and have no contact with the prosecution witnesses.
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