Dario Devon Drayton, who was apprehended by police a week ago, after being the subject of a wanted man bulletin, has been remanded to prison for the next 28 days.
The 25-year-old, who was recorded on his charge sheet as having no fixed place of abode, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today accused of committing 15 criminal offences.
Drayton allegedly began his criminal enterprise sometime between June 10 and 11 when he entered the home of Stacey Johnson as a trespasser and stole money and three rings totaling $6,452.
He is also accused of robbing Samiya Dottin of a $60 sweater on July 7 as well as Anthony McClean of a bag, a book, a food container, a search light, a knife, three debit cards and a passport worth $252 and of assaulting Julian Sealy with intent to rob him.
After that, he apparently took a two-month hiatus before allegedly breaking into the home of Nicholas Mentore on October 21 and stealing $1,930 in cash.
Later that same month on October 30, he allegedly robbed Kemal Austin of a $300 cellular phone, a $400 watch, an $80 pair of earrings, a $120 bag, a $35 box cutter and $20 cash; Daria Worrell of a $250 necklace and a $850 cellular phone, as well as Nigel Graham of a $350 cellular phone, a $300 tablet, a $450 laptop computer, a $150 watch and $60 in cash.
He also reportedly committed several offences against officers of the Royal Barbados Police Force when he was apprehended a day later.
Drayton is alleged to have resisted police constables Jamal Davis and Jonathan Stuart in the execution of their duties to prevent his lawful arrest and to have assaulted and inflicted serious bodily harm on Stuart.
He denied all the charges.
However, he was not required to plead to the charge of wounding PC Davis with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him or to do some serious bodily harm to him on October 31.
He was also not required to plead to a charge that he indecently assaulted a woman on October 30 and that he robbed Danielle Bullen on July 7 of a motorcar worth $31,000, a bag and it contents and $1341.30 cash.
Before Sergeant Cameron Gibbons could outline his objections to bail, Drayton’s attorney, Kamisha Benjamin, appearing in association with Queens Counsel Andrew Pilgrim, made an application for the father of five to be assessed at the Psychiatric Hospital for drug rehabilitation.
“He has been using drugs from 13 years and was before the court since [the age of] 19 for a number of matters, including robbery and burglary. This is his way of fueling his drug habit,” Benjamin submitted, adding that her client had requested help as “this is not how he wants to live his life”.
However, Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant denied the application saying that Drayton did not qualify as he had a long history of committing such offences. She also concluded that the accused man was not ready to change his ways since he had not pleaded guilty to a single charge before her.
“He is also standing in the dock smiling . . . because he thinks this is a joke. He has no look of remorse on his face. He is not ready to move along with his life,” Cuffy-Sargeant said as she remanded Drayton to HMP Dodds until December 5.