A case against Romario Anderson Williams was dismissed today in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court for want of prosecution.
Williams, of Block 10F, Patient Drive, Eden Lodge, St Michael, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant this afternoon.
He was charged with causing serious bodily harm to Jaquon Stoute with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him, or do him some serious bodily harm, on February 2, 2013.
The accused, who is in his 20s, was not required to plead to the indictable offence and was placed on $5,000 bail when he made his first court appearance three years ago.
When his matter was called today, the police prosecutor informed the court that little headway had been made in the case, as the Crown had been unable to contact the complainant.
The magistrate dismissed the matter, telling Williams: “You are free to go.”
The same comment was made to Celia Avolyn Jones of 4th Avenue, Long Gap, St Michael.
Jones had been on $4,000 bail with one surety after she pleaded not guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of cocaine.
Her co-accused, Tristan Rodney Archer, had pleaded guilty to all the offences.
Today, the police prosecutor told the court: “Ma’am, the co-accused had pleaded guilty earlier to the entire matter, so we are in your hands in connection with this accused.”
After considering all the factors, Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant informed Jones that she was free to go.