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Corrections Officer Must Seek Bail After Alteraction At Market Street Bar

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A CORRECTIONS officer will have to seek bail from the Supreme Court after he was remanded to prison following his arraignment in Magistrate’s Court in connection with an alleged altercation at a bar off Market Street.

Anthony Deveaux, 36, appeared before Magistrate Constance Delancy on Wednesday facing a count each of grievous harm, assaulting a police officer, disorderly behaviour and resisting arrest stemming from an incident on December 17 at Lucky’s Bar.

It is alleged that on that date he intentionally and unlawfully caused grievous harm to Johnny Burrows.

It is further alleged that he behaved in a disorderly manner, resisted arrest and assaulted a responding policeman, PC 3046 Mackey.

Deveaux pleaded not guilty to all charges when called on the answer to the allegations and will stand trial in Magistrate’s Court on February 28, 2017.

Due to the nature of the alleged offence, the magistrate could not consider bail for the accused. He was told that he would have to be remanded to the Department of Correctional Services to await trial.

However, he was advised of his right to apply for bail in the Supreme Court.

While the disorderly behaviour charge is a misdemeanour that carries a fine of $25, a person convicted of resisting arrest and/or assaulting a police officer can face up to six months imprisonment.

A person convicted of grievous harm can face up to seven years in prison.

Deveaux, who maintains his innocence, has retained attorney Terrel Butler to represent him.

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