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Charges Dropped Against Attorneys

Charges against Attorneys Fred Smith and Keod Smith following an incident last year have been dropped by the Office of the Attorney General, according to sources.

The matter came up in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

Fred Smith was charged with causing harm to another man after allegedly knocking him down while on Jaws Beach in April last year.

Keod Smith was charged with assault, threats of harm and causing damage stemming from an argument that allegedly occurred between him and Fred Smith during the same time.

In court number one, Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt said she was glad the two of them could “extend a hand of friendship and camaraderie.”

“Go your way and sin no more,” the chief magistrate said.

Fred Smith was pleased with the outcome.

“I am very pleased that the Attorney General has seen it fit to enter a nolle against me,” the attorney said.

“I did nothing wrong. I continue to proclaim my innocence and I am glad the Attorney General has seen the light. It is most unseemly for my colleagues at the bar to be seen in this kind of fracas and I’m certainly glad that this unnecessary waste of my time is finished. I have no ill will toward Keod Smith, though I remain stunned and traumatised.”

Keod Smith told reporters that the matter has been given “what it ought to have been given.”

Back in April Fred Smith and Keod Smith, both staunch advocates for the preservation of Clifton Bay, got into a heated argument at Jaws Beach and a Youtube video posting showing Keod removing a metal object from the back windshield of Fred Smith’s vehicle that had been smashed out.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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