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Thursday, April 9, 2009
On Monday, March 23rd, 2009, James Jensen was detained and later arrested and charged for Theft and Obtaining Property by Deception. On Tuesday, the 24th, Jensen was transported to the Hattivelle Prison where he was remanded to.Yesterday, his attorney Bernard "BQ" Pitts applied for bail in the Supreme Court and Justice Adolph Lucas granted it. The reason why the judge gave Jensen bail was due to two reasons; (1) The Director of Public Prosecutions office failed to produce sufficient evidence that the accused is a flight risk; (2) there is insufficient evidence, even at this preliminary stage, to ground the charge of theft.
Judge Lucas set six conditions that Jensen must abide by; (1) That he is to appear before the San Pedro Magistrate Court on April 21st of this year and on any other date the magistrate so orders of him; (2) Jensen is to report to the San Pedro Police Station every Monday and Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. until the charge of theft is disposed of; (3) He is not to interfere with any of the prosecution's witnesses or otherwise; (4) He is to surrender all travel documents to the Registrar of the Supreme Court forthwit; (5) Bail will be revoked if he breaches any of the conditions except #4; and (6) Jensen cannot commit any offense while out on bail.
Judge Lucas asked the DPP representative Trienia Young what dollar amount she thought was a reasonable amount for bail, to which she suggested $20,000. B.Q. Pitts, Jensen's attorney did not agree suggested that $10,000 was a reasonable amount. So, Judge Lucas set his own bail himself at $50,000.