A budding tattoo artist facing several theft charges in two different jurisdictions was today remanded.
Despite pleading not guilty to the four charges, Leon Seymour Freeman, 25, of 1st Avenue Sealy Land, Bank Hall, St Michael, was remanded to HMP Dodds when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
Freeman pleaded not guilty to loitering on the premises of Maria Brooker on December 12, 2018, where there was cause to suspect he was about to commit burglary.
He also denied entering Honey Pot Apartments between December 11 and 12 as a trespasser and stealing a television, a DVR, a microwave, a coffee maker, six door locks and one bottle of detergent valued $2871 belonging to Rosalind Rice.
Freeman pleaded not guilty to entering the same apartment between September 4 and October 17 and stealing two televisions, two microwaves, a toaster, a firestick and a bed sheet valued $2700 belonging to Rice.
The accused also denied entering Tyrone’s On The Beach and stealing five bottles of rum, two bottles of whiskey, a bottle of Sambuca, a bottle of Tequilla, two bottles of Brandy, 30 soft drinks, two cases of beer, three bottles of wine, two speakers and $200; total value $1465.28 belonging to Tyrone Williams.
In objecting to bail Station Sergeant Carrison Henry argued that Freeman’s antecedents showed he had the propensity to commit similar offences and if granted bail such behaviour would continue.
He said police was also seeking other persons in relation to the offences.
However, Safiya Moore who appeared on behalf of Freeman told the court that while her client did have similar antecedents, he had stayed out of trouble for the last year.
She said he had opened a tattoo studio and was turning his life around. Additionally, Moore said her client had been in police custody since last Thursday having walked into the station on his own free will.
“He is likely to turn up to court if granted bail and is willing to submit to any bail conditions which the court deems fit,” she added.
Explaining that the matters occurred in the District ‘B’ and District ‘C’ courts. Magistrate Frederick remanded him and transferred the matters to those jurisdictions.
Freeman, will appear in the District ‘B’ Magistrates Court on January 8, 2019 and in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court on January 9.