There’s been a video circulating on social media for the last few weeks showing a man filling a bag with items at a beauty store in The City before walking out and looking up at the surveillance camera.
Today 51-year-old O’Brian Fernando Knight, of Lovell Road, Massiah Street, St John, appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court charged in connection with that incident.
However, Knight told Magistrate Douglas Frederick he was not guilty of stealing 36 bottles of Palmers Cocoa Butter products worth $768 from #1 Beauty Supplies on December 17, 2018.
The accused was also not required to plead to charges of possession, possession with intent to supply, possession with intent to traffic and cultivation of 20 marijuana plants on January 3. He will appear in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court on January 10 to answer those charges.
The prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds that the accused had a propensity to commit such offences given his criminal record and was already on bail. The prosecutor also feared Knight would re-offend if released on bail at this time.
In his bail application the accused explained that his antecedents were committed years ago when he was “involved with cocaine” and that the last time he was in Glendairy was in 2003”. He was however informed that he had been before the courts in 2012 and 2013.
Despite this he went on to explain that the cannabis in question were small trees. His bail application was denied.
It was at this point that he gave the magistrate a hard stare when he was told that he would return to the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on February 1 having been remanded to HMP Dodds.
“Why dem don’t pick up de men that shooting up de place,” Knight stated before he left the docks.