A resident of Vanterpool Estate on Tortola Maximin Casimir has been put on $40,000 bail amid allegations that he made death threats against his neighbour at a time when he was in possession of a machete.
A native of St Martin is facing three criminal charges – being armed with an offensive weapon, using threatening language, and criminal damage.
Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards ordered that, while on bail, the accused must report to the Road Town Police Station between 6am and 6pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Allegations are that, on September 16 last year, the complainant Alston Matthew and his girlfriend were at home when they heard a commotion outside.
Matthew looked through the house window and allegedly saw the accused holding a machete and making threats at him.
“If you come outside, you dead,” Casimir allegedly said.
The court heard that the accused then used his machete to damage a window screen at Matthew’s residence.
A frightened Matthew called the police for help.
Casimir was eventually taken into custody.
During a police interview, the accused reportedly admitted to damaging the window screen.
He is scheduled to make another court appearance on June 16. At that time, he is also expected to answer to the charges.
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