Man charged with arson

Police have arrested and charged Alphonso Griffith, 40, of no fixed place of abode with two counts of arson relating to last Friday’s fire that destroyed the Guang Dong Chinese Restaurant and also an apartment building located nearby.

Griffith is also charged with one count of burglary and one count of possession of cannabis. He is expected to appear at the District “A” Magistrate Court tomorrow. †††

Meanwhile, Dario Devon Drayton, alias “Scooby”, 21, of Gittens Road, Government Hill, St. Michael, appeared today in the District “A” Magistrate’s Court on a number of charges and was remanded at Dodds prison until May 7, 2013.

Drayton has been charged with nine counts of robbery; 12 of burglary and one each of using a firearm, disorderly behaviour, theft and serious bodily harm. (NC)

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