Father of seven held for stealing bottle of rum
A 66-year-old man was remanded on a theft charge today after appearing before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
Winston Errol Bovell, 66, of no.144 Lodge Terrace, St Michael, denied stealing one pack of stew combo and a bottle of Black Label Rum, totalling $16.59, from Massy Stores on November 7.
Sergeant Janice Ifill informed the court that Bovell, a civil engineer, already had a similar charge.
His attorney Oliver Thomas submitted that the accused, a father of seven, has no conviction on record and “is a suitable and proper candidate for bail”.
He also remarked that even though the alleged offence was one that suggests dishonesty, the quantum involved would suggest that it was not one of “a very serious nature”.
Thomas added that his client poses no danger to society and asked the court to grant bail with conditions attached if necessary.
Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant said she was not minded to grant bail “at this time”, stressing that it was “not so much the quantum, but the principle of the thing”.
Bovell was remanded until December 7.