A teenaged boy, accused of breaking into a house and stealing over $5, 000 worth of jewellery, has been granted bail.
When he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court today, 16-year-old Jadario Joeline Murray, of Cherry Tree Lane, St Stephen’s Hill, St Michael, pleaded not guilty to entering the home of Ngina Browne between June 1 and June 23 and stealing a bracelet, two chains, a pendant, a pair of earrings and one ring valued at $5,350.
There was no objection to bail and Murray was released on $3, 000 bail.
He returns to court on November 8.
In a related case, Renaldo Wendell Kemore Oscar pleaded not guilty to dishonestly receiving two chains belonging to Browne sometime between June 1 and July 28, knowing or believing them to be stolen.
Oscar, 31, of Plum Tree Road, St
Stephen’s Hill, St Michael, was released on $2, 000 bail and ordered to return to court on November 7.
Oscar was lucky not to be remanded to prison after it was revealed he had only paid a fine which had been outstanding since 2014, minutes before entering the court.
“How is it that you could not pay it before but all of a sudden you found the money to pay?” the magistrate asked him.
“That is dishonest. Don’t do it again,” he warned the accused.