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High Court dismisses bail application for Nyron Erickson!

- Judge concerned Erickson would flee VI if given bail
A bail application for Nyron Erickson was recently denied in the High Court on the grounds that he could flee from the Virgin Islands if granted bail. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- High Court Judge Richard G. Floyd dismissed a bail application for Nyron Erickson on the grounds that he could flee from the Virgin Islands if granted bail.

In a judgement handed down on March 12, 2021, and published on the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court’s website on May 17, 2021, Justice Floyd said, “After reviewing all of the material filed and upon hearing the able submissions of counsel, I have serious concerns on the primary ground, that the Applicant, if released, would flee the jurisdiction and fail to attend court on this matter.”

Erickson had escaped from lawful custody and had been on the run from the authorities for over six months until he finally turned himself in late August last year.

Prior behaviour 'concerning'- Judge Floyd

Judge Floyd said Erickson’s experience with vessels, his relationship to them and his access to them is clear, “His travel to other jurisdictions while the arrest warrant was outstanding, particularly to a jurisdiction that has no formal record of him entering legally, is troubling. His bold and successful attempts to evade capture by the police is troubling. It is clear that he was aware of the warrant as counsel acting for him apparently made enquiries with the police. Despite eventually turning himself into authorities, his behaviour for many months prior is concerning.”

After outlining the reasons, the Judge said he was not satisfied that there are conditions that could be crafted to satisfy this concern. 

“Further, to release this Applicant on bail in the face of this behaviour, and on these facts, would lead to a serious erosion in public confidence in the administration of justice. The Application for judicial interim release is therefore dismissed. The Applicant is to remain in custody in this matter.” 

Mr Edward Fitzgerald QC and Ms Reynela Rawlins were Erickson’s lawyer. The Respondent, the Superintendent of Prisons legal team consisted of Mr John Black QC with Mrs Fiona Forbes-Vanterpool.

Erickson is also the subject of an extradition application because he faces charges in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments and conspiracy to conceal and smuggle over $10,000 into the United States.

34 Responses to “High Court dismisses bail application for Nyron Erickson!”

  • omg (19/05/2021, 10:27) Like (22) Dislike (17) Reply
    He is a totally different person than what i knew him to be before all this.
    • @wow (19/05/2021, 20:16) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
      Money change people! With it comes power & that can cloud people's mind make u feel u unstoppable, untouchable
  • still cute (19/05/2021, 10:39) Like (5) Dislike (70) Reply
    still looking good
  • Wops (19/05/2021, 10:54) Like (28) Dislike (3) Reply
    I always say to people it's better to be out side looking in than to be in side looking out
  • White on white (19/05/2021, 11:13) Like (6) Dislike (42) Reply
    Freedom is a must
  • please (19/05/2021, 11:20) Like (5) Dislike (61) Reply
    He’s so much better looking now, you guys need to update his picture ..
  • WiseUP (19/05/2021, 11:51) Like (57) Dislike (52) Reply
    Why the comments so quiet ...if it was a Vincy or some "down island" man, the comments would be FULL by now....smh...bunch of hypocrites.
  • justice (19/05/2021, 13:08) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    No matter how long it takes.....I always come through!
  • Blindman (19/05/2021, 13:09) Like (21) Dislike (19) Reply
    This our own and have the rights to do and undo , but for you to come and bring your nasty badmind behavior here its a no no do that sh....t in your own country its that simple story done.
  • Puss in Boots (19/05/2021, 13:18) Like (9) Dislike (13) Reply
    So the DPP's office brought in a whole QC to present a bail application? No one competent in the office could have done ir?
  • ReX FeRal (19/05/2021, 15:06) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
  • S (19/05/2021, 15:46) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    So after ALL that movie with the black hawk in Carrot Bay the captain get bail. The owners for that hall was bigger lawyers than his
  • FREE HIM (19/05/2021, 18:27) Like (4) Dislike (37) Reply
    Free him! Not a thing on him. Waste ah time.
  • do better (19/05/2021, 19:10) Like (23) Dislike (11) Reply
    Either give the man bail or let the man go court. They love to remand ppl & have them up there for years just because. Y’all need either free the ppl or CHARGE/SENTENCE THEM. Ridiculous now man! DO BETTER
  • West Coast (19/05/2021, 19:10) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    We got enough loot! Can’t drain us.
  • BigBoxOfCornflakes (19/05/2021, 19:23) Like (25) Dislike (13) Reply

    Please keep him locked up. 

    • @Bigbox (19/05/2021, 21:57) Like (9) Dislike (22) Reply
      Keep ur moda lock up
      • BigBoxOfCornflakes (19/05/2021, 23:46) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
        Can't stop laughing. Lame retort.Go ahead a buss him out of balo...hahahhha he up there cause he was taking care of the elderly and spearheading youth groups...FOH! He is going to tot in there!
        • @BBOC (20/05/2021, 10:31) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
          What local charge is this young man facing that he’ll never be released from Balo as you so suggest? The article says he’s being remanded over a US extradition warrant regarding allegations of a conspiracy to launder money to the US. If you’re aware of further details relating to his remand, please enlighten the public, or better yet, provide whatever information you have to the police so that they can investigate and seek justice. Otherwise, your comments point to some sort of personal issue with this individual. You left a comment at 7:30pm and returned to the article at 11:46pm to comment again. I hope you recognise how obsessive that appears to many readers. Also, be very careful when you laugh at others today because if it’s one thing about tables, they always turn.
          • @@BBOC aka timekeeper (20/05/2021, 13:11) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
            I'm not sure that you can criticise anyone for looking obsessive, when you have been taking notes on the exact when this person commented...smh
            • Observer (20/05/2021, 13:27) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
              Wow, this probably the silliest thing I’ve read all day. You do kno that the comments on here are time stamped right? Calling someone a “timekeeper” when they didn’t need to manually keep time; it’s posted for everyone to see! Sigh...
  • Caution. (19/05/2021, 20:18) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    I suggest you stay in the can ma biii don’t feel you come out and be back to business. Trust I.
  • Help him help us (19/05/2021, 23:36) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Please give him bail, they need him more than America
  • @psm (20/05/2021, 00:36) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
    Let dis man go y'all ain find him with nothing n he did turn himself in so why hold him and not give him bail make that make sense
  • No crime here (20/05/2021, 08:28) Like (2) Dislike (13) Reply
    So let him go!! Dragging this dragging dat. Free him now!
  • Tingaling (20/05/2021, 09:11) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    NoRun don't drop the soap. Ratty and co waiting
  • My Parna (20/05/2021, 14:39) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    The man is a good man help out a lot of people let him go FREE Columbus
  • West side (20/05/2021, 20:24) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
  • jj (21/05/2021, 15:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    They will find all kind of other charges to put on him. I do not trust the Judicial system in USA. No black or hispanic man will ever get a fair chance in USA Judicial system. Fight that extradition Nyron.
  • joe (23/05/2021, 00:18) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    He is a wicked young boy

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