Mother renders teen defendant into custody

| 22/07/2011

(CNS): A Grand Court judge remanded a teen charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm into custody on Friday morning after his mother told the court she could no longer provide surety for him. Charles Ebanks who was on bail awaiting his trial was returned to Northward as Justice Alex Henderson said following his mother’s decision to render him into custody he would have to make a new bail application.  The young defendant was arrested in March this year near the LI nightclub and was later charged with having an unlicensed Ruger 44 revolver in his possession.

Ebanks told the court he could raise new surety on his bail after his mother said she was no longer prepared to put up the $5000. Part of the teen’s bail conditions were that he resided with his mother and the crown raised its concerns that even if the defendant was able to raise the bail money elsewhere there was now a question over his future residence until his trial which is scheduled to take place in March 2010.

The judge noted however, that once his mother had rendered the defendant into custody an entirely new bail application must be made and he cancelled the existing bail order.

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