The Councillor for the Salt Spring Division in St. James, the PNP’s Sylvan Reid was granted bail, when he appeared in Court this morning.

Councillor Reid was granted bail in the amount of 3-hundred-thousand dollars.

His trial is scheduled for May 26.

Councillor Reid is facing multiple charges in connection with the death of 14 year-old Jouvhaine Whitmore, the son of former national football coach, Theodore Whitmore

Charges were laid against him yesterday, following a ruling from the Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn.

Reid was supported in court today by his colleague, Micheal Troupe, the Deputy Mayor of Montego Bay.

A large crowd also gathered outside the court house.

Police reports are that on November 9, 2013, a man was seen leaving the scene of an accident which claimed the life of young Whitmore.

Councillor Reid had reported his SUV stolen following the fatal accident, .

However, an eye witness pointed him out to police.