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UPDATE: Alleged change in legal fee leaves JVD man uncertain of rep.

Dean Callwood following his appearance at the Magistrate's Court on March 19, 2013. Photo: VINO
Callwood has pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Photo: VINO
Callwood has pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown expressed that it was not ready to proceed with the assault matter for Dean Callwood today, March 19, 2013 as priority had been given to two earlier matters scheduled for hearing today.

Callwood is before the court after having been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The alleged offence took place on December 18, 2011 at Foxy's Restaurant in JVD where the defendant reportedly worked as a DJ. The alleged victim was also a patron of the Restaurant at the time.

The matter is now being prosecuted by Crown Counsel Leslie Ann Faulkner.

Meanwhile, the defendant expressed to Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards that there was some uncertainty surrounding the issue of his representation and indicated that he was in negotiations with his attorney, Patricia Archibald-Bowers, on the cost of representation.

“She tell me one price… when I went back she raise the price,” the defendant told the court.

When the magistrate asked the accused whether he would represent himself he responded by asking, “What you think?”

Magistrate Richards then told the defendant that she needed to know what he planned to do in order to set a date for his hearing and added, “If you’re going to pay her, pay her quickly so we can get the matter started.”

She then advised that he may need to seek the services of another attorney if he did not intend to proceed with the current one.

He was given the date of May 9, 2013 to return to court to have his matter heard.

See previous story posted May 19, 2012:

DJ wants assault case thrown out!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Facing an assault charge on a female customer at his place of work, Dean Callwood asked Magistrate Tamia Richards yesterday May 18, 2012 if the case could be thrown out.

Mr. Callwood, who is employed as a DJ at Foxy’s on Jost Van Dyke, had pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm last year.

Crown Counsel Janice Potter told the court yesterday that she is waiting on written communication from the Virtual Complainant (VC) who resides in the United States of America (USA). In light of this, August 17, 2012 was marked on the court’s calendar for Callwood’s trial.

However, Callwood repeatedly asked the Magistrate that when he returns on August 17 if the case will be thrown out. He is represented by Patricia Archibald-Bowers.

On December 18, 2011, at around 7:30 p.m. the VC was having dinner at Foxy’s restaurant when the DJ allegedly approached her.

According to court records, the VC allegedly shunned the defendant and as a result he proceeded to the DJ room and there raised the level of the music. After the VC finished her dinner she went and sat with other guests where Mr. Callwood allegedly followed her, but she ignored him.

Later on when the VC was making her way home by taxi, it is alleged that the defendant followed her. They allegedly had an exchange of words with the VC allegedly informing the defendant that she would have him put in jail. It is alleged that he twisted her right arm.

A report was made to the JVD police station, and the VC was treated for a laceration on her wrist.

18 Responses to “UPDATE: Alleged change in legal fee leaves JVD man uncertain of rep.”

  • jvd Rep. (19/05/2012, 08:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This case sounds like bullllllllllllll sh------------t not something to wast time with y did the judge say something
  • jost van dyke massive (19/05/2012, 09:50) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    if he born here they going take him to the mat the legal system is against locals
    • dog meat (19/05/2012, 23:41) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      keep the focus on the crime dem accuse dey man of from talking crap about who born where!!!
  • bird watch (19/05/2012, 09:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look he on his phone without a care in the world
  • New York (19/05/2012, 10:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lord Dean wah mess you in deman???..... Hmmmmm!!
  • tottot (19/05/2012, 12:11) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    harrassing tourists is really good for business, dem callwood people mental
    • power (19/05/2012, 16:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Geez um bread another Callwood
    • keep hope alive (20/05/2012, 00:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I only hope that following the conclusion of the trial, the victim of the alleged rape would not be subjected to abuse on websites.
      • Sugarapple (20/05/2012, 22:23) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        Who said anything about rape>>.The caption said "DJ wants Assault CASE thrown out (not rape case). The contents of the article mentioned him twisting her right arm...geez read and comprehend!!!
  • ausar (20/05/2012, 07:25) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I thought he was a ladies man. He's not?..bbbut isn't he the same dude trying to corral all of the ladies into bed?
  • links (19/03/2013, 13:50) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    lmao. if thats his lawyer he should save his money and plea guilty. what the?? lol.. it seems call to the bar is like being called to any of the lil roadside bars here lol
  • ABC (19/03/2013, 16:02) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    why is there a pic of Batcave???
  • seen (19/03/2013, 16:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    He getting ugly seems like jail aint goin agree with he

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