Kingsley ‘Shandie’ Chapman was granted $30,000 bail with one surety when he appeared at the Serious Offences Court on Tuesday, charged with abduction and wounding.
Chapman, a resident of McKie’s Hill, is accused of forcibly compelling Shanique Ashton of Diamond to go from Kingstown to Diamond.
He is also accused of stabbing her with a pair of scissors.
Both offences reportedly occurred on February 28, and are said to have stemmed from the same incident.
Shandy was not required to plead when he stood before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne on Tuesday.
In objecting to bail, Court Clerk Corporal Atnel Ash told the Court that Chapman was difficult to locate and a wanted bulletin had to be issued.
However, his lawyer Grant Connell pointed out that this was not a ground for objecting to bail.
Connell said that his client was at home and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was contacted by his (Connell) office, in relation to the possibility of Chapman turning himself in. This was prior to the wanted post.
“If they want the job done, give it to one of the bright sparks in the police force,” he said.
He singled out Inspector Dwayne Bailey of the Rapid Response Unit (RRU) and Sergeant Biorn Duncan of the Major Crime Unit (MCU) as two of the bright sparks.
The lawyer suggested that bail could be granted, with conditions attached to ensure that the accused shows up when the matter is called.
Bail was granted on condition that Chapman surrender his travel documents and report to his nearest police station twice a week.
He was also placed on a dusk to dawn curfew, and ordered not to contact the virtual complainant.
Stop notices will be placed at all ports of entry and exit. (The Vin)

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