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ICS: Man On Bail Got Permission To Travel To Canada

President and CEO of ICS Security Concepts Stephen Greenslade said the man out on bail who traveled to Canada while wearing an ankle bracelet this week was reportedly given permission to leave the country.

Mr. Greenslade told The Journal via email on Thursday that the Eleuthera man was taken into custody by Canadian immigration officials after they discovered he was wearing the electronic monitoring device.

“The offender claimed to have received permission from the magistrate in Harbour Island to leave the country; it was verified by phone with ASP Wright the officer in charge of the island,” Mr. Greenslade wrote.

“We have current tracking of the offender and full communication with him while he is in Canada. This individual is expected back in The Bahamas this weekend. There was no breach committed by the offender in his travel to Canada. His bail conditions did not restrict his ability to travel. He is in possession of his travel documents and has the right to travel anywhere within The Bahamas and out of the country with permission.”

Mr. Greenslade added that their tracking devices tipped them off about the man’s whereabouts and they contacted him via the device and he then told them that he was being interrogated by Canadian immigration officials.

He said after the interrogation and Canadian officials verifying the man’s story, he was released.

Police officials in both Harbour Island and Governor’s Harbour refused to go on the record, but said while they do not know the conditions of the man’s bail terms all they can say is as the ankle bracelet is a court ordered device and only the court can grant permission for travel.

Mr. Greenslade has said in recent times that the biggest downfall with electronic monitoring is keeping those on bail restricted and confined.

A 32-year-old man out on bail was found dead through a tract road near the South Beach canals late last month.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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