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Machete wielding man offered $6K bail

Freeman pleaded not guilty to threatening language and common assault. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A man, who allegedly threatened to kill a bar patron with a machete in March 2012, was offered $6,000 bail by Senior Magistrate Valerie Stephens when he appeared in the court yesterday afternoon, March 13, 2012.

The unrepresented Joseph Freeman pleaded not guilty to threatening language and common assault and has to return to court in April when his trial will begin. According to Crown Counsel Jude Hanley, the file is completed in the matter.

It is alleged that on March 6, 2012, Freeman was at Richard’s Bar located upstairs of People’s Shoe Store armed with a machete. Patrons told Police that the defendant allegedly began to hit the table with the weapon and threatened to kill a patron, the Virtual Complainant, who was sitting there.

The patron became fearful for his life and called the Police.

Later that same day when Freeman was approached by Police, he allegedly took officers to the back of Rite Way supermarket, Flemming Street where he pointed them to a machete near a cistern.

7 Responses to “Machete wielding man offered $6K bail ”

  • Real Talk (14/03/2012, 14:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This man obviously needs help, not locking up. Govt. better look into it, that could've easily been a murder on our hands.
    • vex you vex (14/03/2012, 17:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      'real talk' since when you turn doctor..typical political give ayo a lil lil two by four ministry then you become an expert on every god dam thing that moves....
  • Carli (14/03/2012, 14:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is obvious that he needs to be taken off the streets.
  • wet well (14/03/2012, 14:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    the crazt people dem lose mehson
  • look the devil dey (14/03/2012, 23:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    LMAO!! look out people ah crazy man on the run with a your back people...
  • wild (15/03/2012, 23:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    boy George gone wild

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