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Assault and drug accused get bail

Several people who appeared before a Bridgetown magistrate were granted bail Thursday. John Joseph Reeves, 31, of Odessa McClean Road, My Lords Hill, St Michael, who had been on remand since late August, had the shackles removed after a successful plea for bail. He is charged with damaging a sash window belonging to Mahmed Hans […]

Man admits to ganja ‘farm’

Man admits to ganja ‘farm’

A St Michael man’s pleas to be given a fine for drug offences rather than jail, were not enough to prevent a Bridgetown magistrate from remanding him to HMP Dodds. Dwight Ramon Maradona Edwin, 28, of Gaskin Road, Fairfield, Black Rock, will remain in custody at the St Philip penal institution until next Friday after […]

Bail clash

Prominent criminal attorney Andrew Pilgrim, QC and police prosecutor Sergeant Neville Watson were Thursday locked in a verbal tussle over a bail application in a case involving more than half million dollars’ worth of cannabis. However, Magistrate Douglas Frederick’s ruling following the more than 40-minute argument broke the deadlock – at least until the next court […]

Teen’s living arrangements worry magistrate

Teen’s living arrangements worry magistrate

Information from a 17-year-old male that he had no fixed place to live caused Magistrate Douglas Frederick great concern Wednesday. Pete Eutus Adams appeared before the Bridgetown magistrate Wednesday afternoon on two charges. He told the No.1 District ‘A’ Criminal Court he was not guilty of using the threatening words, “I got bullets for you” within […]

Holloway admits to assaulting former girlfriend

Thirty-one-year-old Kedar Ondre Holloway admitted to assaulting the mother of his child and has been granted $3 000 bail pending the woman’s appearance before the court. Holloway, of Block 2D, Sunny Side Court, Deacons Farms, St Michael, on Monday pleaded guilty to assaulting Shontelle Farrell on August 31, occasioning her actual bodily harm. The facts […]

James on bond for walking with ‘protection’

An offensive weapon that a Christ Church man said was for his protection, landed him in trouble this week. Twenty-one-year-old Niko Antonio James pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick on Monday. According to the police prosecutor Sergeant Neville Watson, lawmen were conducting an exercise at Deacons Road, St Michael, […]

Forgery and theft charges dismissed

A St George man walked out of the No.1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court a free man Wednesday, three years after he was charged with forgery. Magistrate Douglas Frederick dismissed the case in which Rico Ricardo Blackman, of Drax Hall Hope, was charged with possession of seven forged $100 bank notes on April 7, 2013. When […]

Not right!

The apparent lack of evidence or movement in the case against Kobia Jamal Robinson, three years after he was charged with murder, is not sitting well with his attorney Angella Mitchell-Gittens. Robinson, of Reed Street, St Michael is charged with the death of 54-year-old Robert Rupert Jones of Speightstown, St Peter, whose body was discovered […]

Wrong note

A 59-year-old musician who was a big name on the local music scene decades ago, found himself before the court for having cocaine apparatus. Guitarist Linus Yaw, who was listed on the charge sheet as having no place of abode but told the Magistrate Douglas Frederick he lived at No. 1 Marine Gardens, Christ Church, […]

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