Lawyer granted bail
WITH HIS HAND in a cast, an attorney at law appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court No. 1 yesterday on five charges involving an encounter with three police officers.
Marlon Markland Gordon, of Mahogany Drive South, Glen Acre, St George, was not required to plead to the matters, which related to the District “B” jurisdiction.
Gordon, 44, stood before the Bar table, flanked by a number of attorneys.
When asked by Magistrate Douglas Frederick whether he was represented by an attorney, those at the Bar table stood, along with others who were also present in the courtroom. They included Dr Lenda Blackman, Andrew Pilgrim QC, Saffiya Moore, Ajamu Boardi, Allan Carter and Vonda Pile.
Gordon is charged with three counts of resisting Constables Dwayne Marshall, Ryson King and Stephanie McCollin in the execution of their duties on Sunday.
He is also charged with assaulting McCollin, occasioning her actual bodily harm and using insulting language to Marshall on the same date.
Gordon was reportedly one of the patrons attending a fete at The Plae at Rising Sun, Christ Church, when police responded to a report at the venue. He was granted $3 000 bail with a surety.
The matters were adjourned to District “B” Magistrates’ Court, where the lawyer is expected to answer the charges on September 10.