The businessman who was involved in a knife attack at the St. John’s Craft Market, which saw him placed on remand at His Majesty’s
Prison, has been granted bail in the High Court.
Marc Antony Copland’s attorney, Wayne Benjamin Marsh, made an application before a judge on his behalf.
As a result, the 28-year-old Liberta resident was granted bail in the sum of $30,000 with a cash deposit of $5,000.
The High Court judge outlined a number of conditions for Copland’s
bail, including surrender of his passport and reporting to the Liberta
Police Station three times weekly.
Copland, who is a tailor by profession and runs a stall in the Craft
Market, is charged with wounding with intent to murder and
wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
Reports say that on October 12, at about 1:30 p.m., a feud between
Copland, Kobe Stevens, and Stevens’ girlfriend, Malia Morton,
escalated into an incident that ended up with the couple being taken
to the hospital.
Further reports say the pair was walking in the Craft Market when
they were attacked by Copland, who allegedly wielded a sharp
object wrapped in a cloth, which resulted in them sustaining
multiple injuries to their faces.
They were transported to the hospital for medical treatment and
doctors there notified the Police of the incident.
When the police detained Copland, he told them the two victims had
followed him from Corn Alley to the Craft Market and attempted to
attack him in his business place.
According to him, he was forced to defend himself by using a knife that he keeps in his tailor shop.
He reportedly later handed over the weapon to the Police.
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