A Dominican Republic man was granted $50,000 bail after he allegedly visited another man’s home and brandished a machete.
Charged with aggravated burglary is Alquimedes Rabsatt of an unspecified local address.
Rabsatt was not required to plead when he appeared before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo on Thursday.
This is because the matter is indictable, which means it is triable before a judge and jury in the high court.
What the court heard happened
The court heard that about 2:30 pm on September 20, the accused man entered into the home of another man in Purcell Estate while he was having lunch.
Rabsatt allegedly began accusing the victim of owing him money for a job he had done.
The court heard that the alleged victim in the matter refused to give him any money. Up his refusal, Rabsatt allegedly swung the previously-concealed machete in the alleged victim’s direction.
The man then began screaming for help. He reportedly fled to his bathroom, closed the door and continued shouting for help.
It was during that time some of his neighbours heard the cries and allegedly observed the Rabsatt leaving the premises with the machete still in hand.
The matter was reported to the police and Rabsatt was subsequently charged.
During a cautioned interview, Rabsatt allegedly admitted to the offence.
With no objections to bail from the Crown, Rabsatt was granted bail.
Rabsatt, who is unrepresented, was ordered to have no contact with the reported victim or other witnesses in the matter.
He was also told surrender his travel documents and report to the Road Town Police Station every Monday and Friday between 6 am to 6 pm.
The matter was adjourned to October 24.
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