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17 charges

‘Missing’ amputee appears in court

COURT TODAY BLOCKFor a missing man, Michael Sylvester Marshall managed to compile a pretty long rap sheet.

Marshall, 41, of Belle Road, St Michael was not required to plead to the 17 charges brought against him when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Pamela Beckles this afternoon at the Oistins Magistrates’ Court.

According to police public relations officer Acting Assistant Superintendent David Welch, Marshall had been on their missing persons list since April 5 last year, after a family member reported they had not heard from, or seen him.

Clad in a beige shirt and blue jeans, and with his right foot heavily bandaged, the stern looking amputee stood in the dock as the charges were read to him.


However, when the magistrate asked if he wished to plead to any of the charges, Marshall promptly responded: “I aint plead guilty to none of them charges.”

So active was Marshall during his spree, he will have to answer those charges in three separate courts.

He was remanded to HMP Dodds until November 11, when he will appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court to answer charges that on October 26, 2015 he was in possession of a 7.65mm firearm without a valid licence; was in possession of .32 ammunition without a valid licence; and that he assaulted Sargeant Darby Griffith and Sargeant Mitchell Roach, all on the same day.

He was also charged with entering the house of Margaret St John at Neils Tenantry, St Michael as a trespasser on August 10, 2015 and stealing a gold chain and a wedding set, along with $70, totaling $21,070, while carrying a firearm.

Marshall is then set to appear at District ‘C’ on November 16 to answer several more charges related to crimes allegedly committed on August 14, 2015.

He faces charges of entering the house of Francis Stoute as a trespasser and stealing $160, a necklace and a bracelet, with a total value of $2,447; and that he entered the building known as Ronald Stoute and Sons while in possession of a firearm and stole $4,492 and US$516 in cash.

Marshall is also accused of unlawfully removing Andrea Stoute from Union Hall, St Philip without her consent, while in possession of a firearm.

On November 21, he will appear at the District ‘D’ Magistrates Court, charged with entering the house of Nicole Dover as a trespasser between May 23 and 24, 2015 and stealing a television set, a tablet, crystal, sunglasses, phone chargers, earphones, a bag, a purse, cologne and jewelry, with a total value of $9,357.

He is also alleged to have entered Meridian Caribbean Inc Windows and stolen two laptop computers sometime between May 22
and 23, 2015. (RB)

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