Benedict loses surety

A 26-year-old man will spend the next three weeks at the Psychiatric Hospital undergoing drug counselling.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant remanded Thomas Benedict, of Apartment 3 Roumaika, Dayrells Road, Christ Church, to the Black Rock institution today, after his surety withdrew.

Benedict is accused of stealing a handbag worth $237.60; a Louis Vuitton wallet worth $1,782; a bag worth $99; an Iphone 6s worth $1,188; a Huawei cellular phone worth $100; and $100 in cash belonging to Jennifer Fannin, on October 28.

He was granted $3,500 bail with one surety when he made his first appearance before the magistrate back in October last year and pleaded not guilty.

However, his surety told the court today that Benedict needed help for his drug use, as his behaviour was getting out of hand and he caused her to be evicted.

With no replacement surety, Benedict was remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital. He will return to the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on April 13.

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