Labourer unable to prove address
Confusion over his correct address caused a labourer to miss out on bail on Monday after it was considered by the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court.
Kirk Orlando Small appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch accused of having apparatus fit for use in connection with the misuse of cocaine on Saturday.
While the court was considering bail, however, the Magistrate noticed that according to the charge sheet, Small had no fixed place of abode.
“That isn’t right. I live in Blades Hill with my sister,” he explained.
“So then why would the police write this?” Birch asked.
A check of Small’s record showed Blades Hill, St Philip and Ellerton, St George listed as his addresses.
In order to clear it up, the sister was summoned but she was not in the precincts of the court. Small then gave his brother’s name. He came forward but when asked the accused man’s address, the brother said he lives with him in another part of St George.
The court adjourned the matter until Wednesday and gave instructions that the investigating police officer find out Small’s correct address.
It is also expected that “someone reliable who can provide a fixed place of abode” be present on Wednesday as well.