Small gets one night in jail

He was made to spend just one night in jail before he was allowed to walk free Tuesday on a charge of theft.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today dismissed the charge against 42-year-old David Sylvester Small of Thompson Land, Fitts Village, St James after he Monday denied stealing BDS$70 and US$40 belonging to Nick Niederberger on June 11.

However, Small was remanded to Dodds prison overnight after the police prosecutor Sergeant Cameron Gibbons objected to bail on several grounds.

When his case resumed this afternoon, the complainant, who had been summoned to appear in court, was present.

However, Niederberger, who is a visitor to the island, said he was unable to identify the person who robbed him.

As such Small walked out of the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court a free man.

4 Responses to Small gets one night in jail

  1. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt June 14, 2017 at 3:25 am

    Hmm fishy

    Reply
  2. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince June 14, 2017 at 3:30 am

    True…..

    Reply
  3. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn June 14, 2017 at 8:37 am

    This man is stain as a thief. On the street people is going to say that is the man that steal the TOURIST money.

    Reply
  4. greengiant June 14, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Just imagine this, a day earlier the prosecutor found grounds that the court accepted, and remanded this man to prison.

    The next day the court learns that the virtual complainant never could have identified the person who allegedly committed the offence.

    So on what basis was this man charged in the first place? Was there an ID parade? Were there any other witnesses? What in the statement of the complainant, or the witnesses lead to this man being arrested in the first place, or later being charged?

    What will the recommendation be by the magistrate regarding the future work of the prosecutor after these embarrassing circumstances? Will there ever be any appearance of justice within our judicial infrastructure? What actually is our mirror image?

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