Bendals man is remanded to prison as magistrate has no authority to grant bail for one offence for which he is charged

The Bendals man who was involved in an overnight, eight-hours-
long hostage situation on Sunday, October 29, has been sent to His
Majesty’s Prison on remand.
Derron Campbell made his first court appearance in the St. John’s
Magistrates Court on Friday morning, November 3, charged
with several offences as a result of the alleged crime.
Based on the gravity of the charges – one for which a magistrate has
no jurisdiction to grant bail – that option was not considered by the
Campbell, 42, was therefore remanded to the penal facility until his
committal proceedings on January 10, 2024.
The Bendals man was arrested and charged on Thursday, November
2, with attempted murder against his 47-year-old employer, Ovid
Lewis of Ferris Farm; for wounding 21-year-old T-Shawn Lewis, his

employer’s son; and for two counts of unlawful confinement against
38-year-old Kamoy Lewis and her eight-year-old daughter.