Former national swimmer, Orlando Thom,NBA Store, who recently surrendered to law enforcement officials after being in hiding for quite some time, appeared yesterday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer to three charges, two of which are indictable.The Old England,NFL Jerseys Supply, Upper Demerara resident was slapped with one count of robbery under arms, abduction and threatening language.Represented by defence counsel, Gregory Gaskin,the accused was impassive as he stood in the prisoner’s dock.Thom’s mother and other siblings were present in court yesterday.Corporal Venetta Pindar told the court that on March 10, last,cheap nfl jerseys, the accused held Dexter Parez at gunpoint and demanded that his victim hand over the keys for his motor car, PMM 9535. As a result, the plaintiff became afraid and complied with Thom’s request.To the charge of threatening language to Parez, the accused declared his innocence.The prosecution further alleged that thirty minutes later, Thom drove the said car to Nottinghamshire, Upper Demerara, and abducted Kemani Sharma. The accused then drove the car along the Ituni Public Road and ordered Sharma out of the moving vehicle, to which she also complied. Those matters were reported to the police.At this point in proceedings,wholeslae cheap nfl jerseys china, Attorney Gaskin stood and challenged the prosecution. The lawyer explained that Sharma was in the said car with the accused on the day in question.He told the court that while in the car, the accused tried to convince Sharma that she needed to save her self from the claws of the narcotics trade that is run by the persons who are after him. “The only reason why my client took her is because he cares for and loves her as a cousin should. You see all these allegations arise from a single disagreement with a cousin who is involved in a narcotics ring. The vehicle the prosecution is referring to was borrowed from Parez by the accused and not stolen as the police are claiming.”Gaskin pointed out that Thom, Parez and Sharma are all cousins.Pindar objected to bail on the grounds that if the accused be granted pre-trial liberty he will not want to return for his trial.The grounds on which the prosecution objected caused defence counsel to remind the court that it was his client who made contact with the police in an attempt to surrender.The lawyer added that Thom who is a dedicated sportsman has made Guyana proud at several international and regional meets as a swimmer.Gaskin, after a lengthy address to the court,applied for bail for his client in a sensible sum due to the fact that if Thom is to be remanded, his relatives who are after him might use their “inner contacts” and harm his life.“My worship I humbly request that this man be released so that he can secure himself from the claws of the devious persons who are out to endanger his life.”Before closing his bail application, Gaskin told the court that the accused once attended the New Silver City Secondary School and Linden Technical Institute where he excelled in his studies.Magistrate Beharry subsequently remanded Thom. He will make his next court appearance today when the decision of bail will be decided.Thom, for whom a wanted bulletin was issued in March this year, surrendered to police in Linden, two Thursdays ago.