Alleged accomplice of prison escapees put on $75,000 bail
May 17, 2002
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Colville Kellman, who has been charged along with Shawn Brown, Andrew Douglas, Troy Dick, Mark Fraser and Dale Moore for the Friday, May 3 robbery-under-arms of Patrick Seebaran, was yesterday placed on $75,000 bail or like surety by acting Chief Magistrate Juliet Holder-Allen.
A 31-year old driver/mechanic, Kellman was last week Wednesday denied pre-trial liberty in view of the serious allegations levelled against him.
Appearing for Kellman, attorney Sharon Small told the court that despite the serious allegations, the offence was a bailable one. With regard to the charge, she told the court that there was no admissible or reliable evidence against Kellman. She further noted that Kellman, whom she claimed had no previous record or convictions, upon discovering he was wanted by the police, voluntarily went to them.
Meanwhile, Police Prosecutor, Inspector Gordon Peters, informed the court that he was given no further instructions, but noted that in consideration of the serious circumstances surrounding the charge, the prosecution would be seeking substantial bail.
Testifying to his character, Kellman's aunt told the court that he was honest and she never had a problem with him. She also mentioned that he had been taking care of her while she suffered from diabetes. He is to return to court on July 9.