Shamar Victor Corbin, 18, of Richard’s Land Bush Hall, St Michael, and Julius Demario Ramon Ifill, 22, a tree trimmer of Mangrove Park, St Philip, were both placed on curfew by Magistrate Douglas Frederick last Friday.
The two youths are accused of entering Carlos Leacock’s home on May 14 and stealing $1 305 in items. Corbin pleaded guilty but Ifill did not.
The prosecutor, acting Station Sergeant Neville Watson, had no objection to bail for Ifill but felt that Corbin’s situation of not having a fixed place of abode was an issue.
Asked about where he lived, Corbin who is unemployed, explained that when the police arrived, he was at a nearby house where he fell asleep, but he actually lives at home with his mother.
His mother, who was in court, verified that he resides with her at Richard’s Land but said he frequents a house where her brother does bodywork.
Magistrate Frederick had concerns that an 18-year-old would be out at “4 or 5 in the morning” and not at his correct address. “No work can’t be going on that time of morning,” he suggested Both young men were granted $2 500 bail and placed on a 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. curfew.
“You are to reside at her (his mother’s) house,” he told Corbin, “not out at any other house, doing work, at 5 o’clock.” Ifill was represented by attorney-at-law Roy Hurley while Corbin was unrepresented. They return to court on August 19.