A 36-year-old man, who was allegedly seen in a video making the rounds on social media trying to break into a private residence, has been remanded to prison.
Jason MacDonald Phillips, of Suriname Road, Horse Hill, St Joseph, is accused of loitering on the premises of April Wiggins on November 10, raising suspicion that he was about to commit burglary.
Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant did not take a plea in the case, as the incident is alleged to have taken place in another jurisdiction.
Phillips will therefore appear in the District ‘C’ jurisdiction on November 22 to answer that charge.
He is also alleged to have committed several fraud offences, including forgery of a $2,000 Republic Bank cheque. He is also accused of endeavouring to obtain $300 on July 20 via the same method.
Prosecutor Sergeant Cameron Gibbons objected to bail, based on the strength of the evidence against Phillips, his antecedents, the serious nature of the offences, as well as the need to protect the society.
However, Phillips submitted that he had a pregnant girlfriend and had to buy things for the baby.
He also informed the court that he was gainfully employed as a carpenter and a well digger.
His application was denied.
The accused man will reappear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on December 14.