Jordan sent back to jail

It will be another month before repeat offender Richard Ricardo Jordan reappears in a Bridgetown court to face a string of theft charges.

The accused, who lives at Lot 33, Six Men’s, St Peter, was remanded to HMP Dodds by Magistrate Douglas Frederick this morning after an initial appearance at the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.

The unemployed 44-year-old denied the four theft charges, which involved breaking and entering three business places and a catamaran.

The first charge was that he entered Rustic Bar as a trespasser and stole 15 bottles of brandy, four bottles of Vodka, seven bottles of whisky and two bottles of rum on May 9 this year. The items, valued at $3, 487, belonged to Celeste Hailey.

Jordan is also accused of stealing three bottles of wine valued $120, a $155 bottle of gin and a $60 bottle of rum from the same bar, sometime between June 9 and 10. These items were the property of Mufeed Cox.

Another charge related to stealing two jeans, three shirts, two caps and $40 in cosmetics. These goods, with a total value of $540 and belonging to Charles Roberts, were stolen between June 14 and 15.

Jordan is further accused of stealing several items from Cool Runnings Catamaran Cruises on June 28. Among the items, valued at
$751. 60, were ten bottles of rum, two litres of vodka, dishwashing liquid, soft drinks, napkins, toilet paper, butter knives and salad dressing.

Objecting to bail, Sergeant Theodore McClean referred to Jordan’s antecedents which related to acts of dishonesty and the fact that the accused was recently released from prison.

He asked the court to consider the time-line of the accusations.  The prosecutor noted that the allegations spanned two jurisdictions and expressed concern that Jordan would reoffend if granted bail at this time.

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