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Strict conditions for first-time offender

courtA first-time offender Tuesday told a Bridgetown magistrate he was not guilty of three charges brought against him.

D’Nairo Shaquille Greaves, 22, of Free Hill, Black Rock, St Michael is accused of robbing Kade Mascoll of $35 on September 7, 2015; unlawfully and maliciously wounding Shaquille Layne on July 4, 2016; and unlawfully assaulting Dameion Gibson on April 5 this year, occasioning him actual bodily harm.

The police prosecutor had no objections to bail but requested that conditions be attached to Greaves’ release.

The accused was released on $7 000 bail with one surety, and warned to stay away from the complainants and their properties.

Greaves was also instructed to report to the Holetown Police Station every Thursday before noon, with valid identification. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant also placed him on a 7 p.m. to
6 a.m. curfew.

Greaves returns to court on January 18, 2017.

One Response to Strict conditions for first-time offender

  1. Crime Prevention is Key November 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    The magistrates are doing their jobs but the judicial system needs to be strengthen and by this I ask these simple questions;

    1. When offenders are given these “conditions” as quoted this guy is to report to the police station every Thursday at a specified time. What happens with the other days of the week and how is he being supervised?

    2. What other steps are in place to ensure offenders adhere to court restrictions besides reporting to the police?

    Criminals know that we have no other means to supervise / monitor their activities even when under curfew and that is why we find so many offenders re-offending. Do not let us fool ourselves we are not dealing with the kind of criminals that speaking hard and sounding touch matters to them therefore we need to implement proactive measures to safe guard them and the public and ensure they are not re-offending and they can be rehabilitated.

    Electronic Monitoring can ensure we know where every person under court ordered restrictions are at any given moment and ensure safer communities.

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