No bail

WOMAN REMANDED FOR ALLEGEDLY HARBOURING WANTED MAN

A 26-year-old mother of two who allegedly helped a wanted man evade police is now facing time behind bars.

Ashley Danica Anita Jones, of No. 17 Birch Path, Regent Hill, Pinelands, St Michael, was today remanded to HMP Dodds for 28 days, when she appeared in court on a charge of perverting the course of public justice through a series of acts, when she provided wanted man Livardo Hinds with daily meals, concealed his whereabouts and gave his name as Livardo Weekes to protect him from prosecution.

Jones, who is represented by attorney-at-law Rasheed Belgrave, was not required to plead to the indictable charge in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.

When the time came for a bail application, police prosecutor Sergeant Janice Ifill objected on several grounds, including the seriousness of the offence and the “red handedness” of the matter.

Ifill also argued that the “fugitive” was found at the residence of the accused woman and that the Crown was not satisfied that she would comply with the conditions of the court if granted bail.

“These matters are so serious that bail should be sought elsewhere,” the prosecutor said.

However, Belgrave told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that her court had jurisdiction to grant his client bail in the matter, even as he argued that Jones had been given the wrong name of the person being sought by police.

He also informed the court that Jones was a mother of two young children and their primary caregiver, and provisions had not been made should she be incarcerated for the next 28 days.

Belgrave alluded to a “discrepancy” in whether the accused man was at her residence when he was apprehended by police, even as he argued that strict conditions could be placed on Jones to ensure that she does not abscond from court.

After hearing submissions from the prosecution and the defence, Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant denied Belgrave’s bail application.

She told him that while she had heard his “passionate plea” on his client’s behalf, the offence was “so serious that the accused should not be granted bail – at least not at this time”.

She then remanded Jones into custody to return to court on March 28.

33 Responses to No bail

  1. Reds Lucombe
    Reds Lucombe March 1, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Why is the new court building not being used for all cases looks like 2 steps forward and one backward

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  2. Philip Clement
    Philip Clement March 1, 2017 at 7:52 am

    What could be more serious than taking another person’s life… And bail is granted.

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    • Carolyn Leacock
      Carolyn Leacock March 1, 2017 at 2:06 pm

      This is ignorance a man nearly dead and who did it on the streets why again sge get remand foolish system for you

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  3. Emperatriz Melissa
    Emperatriz Melissa March 1, 2017 at 7:53 am

    when will these young ladies stop letting the men use them..my gosh

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  4. Shevon Griffith
    Shevon Griffith March 1, 2017 at 8:06 am

    O G my girl

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  5. kathy-Ann Clarke March 1, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Some people just would not learn.

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  6. Tracy Brown
    Tracy Brown March 1, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Hope you learn your lesson now u sitting in jail leave yuh 2 pickney that can’t be a nice feeling……

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  7. Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
    Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks March 1, 2017 at 8:27 am

    This is the kind of life you growing two young children into, what would you expect a,couple of years from now. Then you will be bawling .lady for heaven sake, seek some counseling. Grow up, money ain’t all, bad boys ain’t shit

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  8. Angel Blossoms
    Angel Blossoms March 1, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Twenty eight days isn’t enough for this goat.

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  9. Yolanda Bella
    Yolanda Bella March 1, 2017 at 8:49 am

    I don’t know her but it’s sad when a woman could house a criminal being the only care giver of her children and receive no bail but men out there killing and raping women and children and getting bail. Smh. Not justifying what this young lady did just showing how the justice system is set up!

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    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva March 1, 2017 at 11:24 am

      It is a known fact in the past many women have protect male criminals. The judge is sending a clear message that there are consequences. In the future women may think twice before attempting to do the same. Harbouring a criminal/ suspected criminal from authority is a very serious offence which most people are jailed for this.

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    • Yolanda Bella
      Yolanda Bella March 1, 2017 at 11:47 am

      You’re missing my point; im in no way justifying what she did or her sentence as she committed a crime and must suffer the consequences of her actions. What I am saying is that there are murderers not only walking around on bail but are committing more murders or criminal offenses. This is down right disgusting had has no logic whatsoever. My point is in reference regarding the bail issue.

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    • Nico HL Beckles
      Nico HL Beckles March 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      It’s more a matter of where she is from instead of what she did. If she wasn’t from Regent Hill she would’ve received bail

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  10. Donna March 1, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Hopefully this will deter others.

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  11. Sonnie Leawat
    Sonnie Leawat March 1, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Should happen more often . People that harbour these murdering , raping , robbing criminals with guns etc feed off friends , family and girlfriends and nowhere in sight when these people get caught on their behalf .

    Fair enough if they are innocent , but when they and the world k ow they are guilty they have to learn and learn the hard way . Whilst the real criminal is laughing at them .

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  12. Bill March 1, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Have no problem with the courts decision. The country needs to be made aware that this kind of behavior will not be condoned

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  13. Ryan williams March 1, 2017 at 9:34 am

    What about inside of the court room, perverting the course of justice also known as perjury is committed by prosecutors and police officers alike, and what happens to them?….exactly…Nothing….but it is a big issue when or if ordinary citizens are accused of doing it..

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  14. Keith Forde
    Keith Forde March 1, 2017 at 9:41 am

    ASHLEY SHOULD KNOW THAT IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO A CRIMINAL RUNNING FROM JUSTICE..ONLY YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU OWN ACTION..I DON’T BELIEVED SHE SHOULD BE LOCK UP,I THINK A VERY STRICK WARNING FROM THE MAGISTRATE.THAT IF IT HAPPEN AGAIN,STRAIGHT TO JAIL .

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  15. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett March 1, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Strong msg to the idiots, who harbour thugs and criminals

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  16. Margaret Thorpe
    Margaret Thorpe March 1, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Harbouring a criminal you are one.

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  17. Claire Battershield
    Claire Battershield March 1, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Serves her right .i am sure wit hall the social media gadgets she knows he is wanted .She never considered that she had children to look after .I would hope she learns a lesson.Too many of our young women are becoming accomplice and accessories in wrongdoing .More persons who do this should be fined and sent up to prison .

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  18. Rick March 1, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Good court decision, not send another clear message to the criminals by hanging a couple of those who commit murder.

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  19. Margaret Lorde
    Margaret Lorde March 1, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Now was hiding him really worth it?

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  20. Nico HL Beckles
    Nico HL Beckles March 1, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Yes it is a serious offence but to deny bail for this but can grant bail and waive a curfew for a man on multiple murder charges, a bulla can try to kill another bulla by stabbing him multiple times and get bail. The inconsistency in the court is ridiculous

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    • Nico HL Beckles
      Nico HL Beckles March 1, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      So that’s the only thing that you pick from all of that? It’s you man or something? I apologize for offending you and yours

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  21. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce March 1, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    The children need to be protected from mum’s stupidity. Miss Thick as two planks did not even give a thought for her children and their safety which is paramount. And furthermore what example is she setting for her children? Common sense will hit home when she’s locked in her cell. Hope the law doesn’t keep her behind bars for too long for the sake of the children.

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  22. Ross Rich
    Ross Rich March 1, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Lol she good in jail real talk

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  23. shirbon Miller March 1, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    The minimum jail sentence she should get is three years, send a strong message

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  24. Marian March 1, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Veroniva Boyce there is no such thing as “common sense”.

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  25. North Point March 2, 2017 at 6:56 am

    when ever there is a wanted man bulletin its states its a serious offence at the end and that any person caught harboring the person will be prosecuted, I am sure that she was well aware of the consequences, she wont hear, she is feeling it now. No good deed goes unpunished. See yuh in 28 days time.

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