A 23-year-old man, who claims to be unable to walk, was today remanded to jail on a burglary charge.
Theft accused Dario Arlington Hollingsworth, of Henry’s Lane, St Michael, was earlier granted $3,000 bail by Magistrate Douglas Frederick on October 24, due to a medical condition.
However, he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant this afternoon accused of entering the home of Heather-Dawn Scott as a trespasser on November 2 and stealing a $150 bag, US$300, BDS$100, two passports and an identification card.
Hollingworth, who had to be carried into the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, pleaded not guilty to the offence.
However, Sergeant Cameron Gibbons objected to bail for the accused, based on the serious nature of the offence and the strength of the evidence against Hollingsworth.
The prosecutor also pointed out that Hollingsworth had 13 similar convictions and was previously granted bail in connection with similar offences under the Theft Act.
“How a man that can’t walk could break into someone’s house?” Hollingsworth asked in his application for bail.
“The police had to lift me out of my girlfriend’s house.
“Ma’am I am not going to get the treatment I need for my condition in prison,” he said in appealing today for his immediate release.
However, his application for bail was denied.
Hollingsworth returns to court on December 4.