ZR driver denied bail
It was back to prison for Edwy Everton Mascoll yesterday.
When the ZR driver reappeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, he admitted using threatening words to a teenaged boy.
On October 3, he told the complainant, “I going slap you in you face.” Mascoll lives at 1st Avenue, Bartletts Tenantry, Sargeants Village, Christ Church.
Having already been granted bail on other matters, he was remanded when he first went before the court accused of using these threatening words.
He returned yesterday and changed his plea. The facts showed that he and the complainant know each other and have been making reports against each other over time.
On October 3, both were in the Nursery Drive Terminal when the complainant looked into the ZR van which Mascoll drives. Mascoll asked him why he was doing so and proceeded to make the threat to him.
Yesterday, Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant took Mascoll’s remand time into consideration and sentenced him to time served for that offence.
Mascoll seemingly thought he was out of the woods. However, as he was about to leave the dock and presumably the courtroom, Sergeant Janice Ifill objected to him continuing on bail on his previous offences.
She reminded the court that he was already facing three charges of sexual offences against a minor and had breached those bail conditions by using the threatening words.
The PSV driver was previously accused of raping a seven-year-old girl on May 31, 2013, buggering her the following day and committing serious indecency with her the day after that, June 2.
Further, the prosecutor submitted that one of the conditions of Mascoll’s bail in relation to those matters was that he not interfere with either the complainant or any of her family members. His admission to the threats proved that Mascoll had breached his bail conditions since the person he threatened is the brother of the seven-year-old.
It was when Mascoll realised that the magistrate was remanding him yesterday, that he began falling slowly toward the ground. Prison officer Roderick Haynes got there in time to prevent the complete fall, before taking the accused man back to the cells.
He comes back to court on January 6.