Magistrate Douglas Frederick today honoured an undertaking to grant bail to an 18-year-old accused burglar after the prosecution was unable to proceed with his case.
When the matter against Shad Gabriel Orlando Slocombe, of Block 1, Apt 5, Country High Rise Towers, St Michael, came up this afternoon, the prosecutor informed the court that he had granted Slocombe’s attorney, Mohia Ma’at, partial disclosure on a previous occasion, but was unable to give any further documents as he was still awaiting the case file.
Despite this Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim objected to bail for the accused teen.
Slocombe, who has been on remand at Dodds, is jointly charged with 23-year-old Niko Antonio James, of Cane Vale, Silver Hill, Christ Church, with entering Frankie’s Barbershop as trespassers on December 23, 2017 and stealing two chains — one belonging to Kemar Greene and the other to Shalon Bryan — worth $7,350.
It is also alleged that they had a firearm in their possession during the commission of the crime.
The two are further accused of entering the house of Mohammed Patel on January 18 this year and stealing a number of items valued at $10,150 while armed with a knife and a firearm.
However, Slocombe was today granted $6,000 bail and ordered to report to Central Police Station every Wednesday by 10 a.m. with valid identification.
“You only got bail because they did not have the file and because I am a man of my word. So you are getting off on a technicality,” the magistrate told the accused, while imposing a 7p.m. to 7a.m. daily curfew on him.
Slocombe returns to court on October 31 while his co-accused, who was charged with several other offences, remains on remand at the St Philip penal institution.