A St. Michael man who had been wanted by police for questioning in connection with a number of serious criminal matters, appeared in magistrate’s court today, charged with murder.

Twenty six year old Evanson Armstrong, of Odessa McClean Drive, My Lords Hill, went before the District ‘A’ Magistrate, accused of the shooting death of 59 year old Elvin Thomas of Lower Estate, St. Michael. Armstrong was remanded to prison until August 13.

Meanwhile, Ryan Goodridge of Clifton Hill, St. Thomas also appeared in court, charged with harbouring Armstrong while he was being sought by police. †Police said Goodridge was the occupier of the house where Armstrong was caught. Goodridge was released on $10,000 bail with one surety and ordered by the Holetown/Distrcit “E” Magiatrate to be back in court on August 21. He was also placed on a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

Law enforcers alleged he was also held at the time with 32 grammes of cannabis in his possession.†As a result, Goodridge was charged with possession, trafficking and possession with intent to supply. He pleaded guilty, but has to be back before the magistrate for sentencing,after a pre-sentencing report has been prepared.

In related news, a Vincentian and three Barbadians were remanded to jail until August 13, after appearing in court on drugs charges. They are Deon Soleyn, 31, and Barbadians Carlos Douglin, 35, of Endeavour, St.J ames; David Springer, 28, of Apes Hill, St. James and Eric Jemmott, 48, of Greenwich, also in St. James. Soleyn and Douglin each face additional charges of entering Barbados other than at a port of entry and disembarking without the consent of an immigration officer. (EJ)

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