By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
A 53-year-old man was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday for causing damage to more than 8,000 ft of asphalt on John F Kennedy Drive over a six-day period.
It is claimed that Thomas Alexander Rigby between Saturday, July 6, and Friday, July 12, intentionally damaged 8,700 ft of surface material valued at $1,211,396.67, the property of the Bahamas Government.
Rigby pleaded not guilty to the charge of damage and elected to have his case tried in the Magistrate’s Court.
He asked Magistrate Rolle to “take bail into consideration”, however the prosecution objected “in the best interest of the public.”
He was denied bail and remanded to her Majesty’s Prison until September 16, when his trial is expected to begin.
Rigby was informed that he had the option of applying for bail in the Supreme Court.
He was not represented by counsel.