No freedom for three accused

Three men charged with separate offences will remain on remand at HMP Dodds after making unsuccessful bail applications in the Bridgetown Magistrates’ Court this week.

When 28-year-old Simeon Levi Graham of Beckwith Street, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant recently, he asked if he could “get a little bail”.

“I get a job in the prison, the pig pen, and they said in order for me to work, I have to get a little bail. And I started the drug rehab programme,” Graham said in making his case for release.

The unemployed man has been on remand since last month charged with assaulting Ramon McClean with intent to rob him on March 29.

He was not required to plea to the indictable charge.

“Application denied, Mr Graham,” was the response of the magistrate to Graham’s request. He was further remanded to prison until May 24.

Those very same words were uttered to 67-year-old Winston Errol Bovell of 144 Lodge Hill Terrace, St Michael who is charged with buggering a minor.

He allegedly committed the offence sometime between November 1, 2016 and January 28, 2017 but he was not required to plea to the charge.

“This is not a capital offence, not treason, I am not a flight risk. I have been on remand for the past three months and I am asking for bail,” Bovell told the magistrate.

However, like Graham, he was given a May 24 date to return to court.

In the third matter, despite changing his pleas on two of three criminal charges Junior Anderson Grafton Yarde, 48, of no fixed place of abode, will stay at the St Philip penal institution for a further 28 days.

Yarde pleaded guilty to stealing three costumes worth $450, an umbrella worth $200, a pair of sunglasses worth $50 and $20 in cash belonging to Mario Boyce sometime between July 26 and 27, 2016.

He also confessed to loitering at the residence of Severine Ward with intent to commit theft on August 25, 2016.

However, he maintained that he was innocent on the charge of damaging a motorcar belonging to Roxanne Foster sometime between March 6 and 7, 2016.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant kept the reputed thief on remand until May 24 when the facts of the matters will be revealed to the court, followed by Yarde’s sentencing.

8 Responses to No freedom for three accused

  1. Kelly Scantlebury
    Kelly Scantlebury April 28, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Well dads when you do a crime, you will serve the time. I ain’t feeling for you , bout the place doing foolishness. Stupesss

  2. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn April 28, 2017 at 1:22 am

    A man is innocent until proven guilty. A Canadian man went back to Canada after telling police that his wife hit her head on the concrete because of rough sex . He did not get charged. The police believed his story. Give them bail or start their case. Too much tax payers money wasting.

  3. Lanceford Skeete
    Lanceford Skeete April 28, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Sad to say. But if it’s true about the 67yrs old man, I’m not sorry they didn’t give him any bail. Men need to leave the kids to enjoy they childhood and not be so scared of adults.

  4. Adina Isalene
    Adina Isalene April 28, 2017 at 7:34 am

    the verdict is final, no bail great, keep the criminals away from the public

  5. Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
    Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks April 28, 2017 at 7:39 am

    They all getting smart down deh, they know how to beg for bail and what crime fit what. The John public ain’t going soon need nah lawyers, it looks like they going soon run the court system and all.

  6. Alex Alleyne April 28, 2017 at 7:49 am

    The 67 year ole man doing what to a young boy ? , if this is true , I hope when he is in jail a Young big strapping man is in the cell next to him and pay him a visit during “happy hour”.

  7. Tracy Brown
    Tracy Brown April 28, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Big man an mi have to feed dem struppssss bout d place doing crap dam nuisance

  8. nanci April 28, 2017 at 11:09 am

    a 67 year old did what to a young boy? then he said its not a capital crime nor is it treason. Do he think capital crime and treason is the only bad crimes? Lock him up and let it know its just as bad as capital crime, and I hope someone bugger him in prison, and tell him its not a capital crime or treason. Make him pay, make him suffer. I am tired of the government not putting rape, domestic violence, and raping of minors on the top list of crimes. This guy may not get bail now, but by next month he could be out, and do that nastiness again to another child. The government needs to clamp down on these sexual offenders, and handle them with the full force of the law. Put them in prison for years, and give them an ankle bracelet.


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