A maintenance man appeared in court on a theft charge but lost his freedom for failing to attend hearings on another case in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court.
Shevon Jamario Pitt, of New Danesbury, Black Rock, St Michael is accused of stealing $3,000 belonging to Chae Williams on January 27.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge but the prosecutor objected to his release on the grounds that he was already on bail and feared that he would abscond as he had failed to appear at court for a long period of time.
In his defence, the 28-year-old told Magistrate Douglas Frederick he was afraid to return to court.
However, that excuse was not sufficient for the magistrate who remanded him to prison until October 19.