It was an explanation that Shamar Shaquane Erwin Inniss of 1st Avenue, Prescod Bottom, Hindsbury Road, St Michael had hoped would have satisfied a local magistrate today.
However, after the 20-year-old told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant why he had failed to appear before her since his last appearance in October last year, she sent him straight to Dodds for the next 28 days.
Inniss, who had been facing unlawful and malicious wounding charges, was escorted to the District ‘A’ No. 2 Magistrate’s Court today by his surety, who had $10,000 at stake, and who had gone on the hunt for Inniss after his failure to show up for the hearing.
“I was under the influence of dope and get in an incident with my mummy and she put me out. So I was homeless.” Inniss told the court.
“So I went by a [relative] who told me to go to the mental [hospital] for help. So I went to the mental to get help and that is how I missed my date,” he explained.
Inniss had previously pleaded not guilty to unlawfully and maliciously wounding Rouel Bostic on April 1, 2017 and Christopher Massiah on April 28, 2017. He had since been on $10,000 bail.