He is charged with a 2018 offence but only appeared in court today after the complainant allegedly identified him in a line up.
For allegedly robbing Amal Smith of a cellular phone, three gold chains, a pendant and a gold ring worth $1,995 on August 6, 2018, Mitchell Sylvan Sonny, of Reed Street, St Michael lost his freedom for at least the next 28 days.
Sergeant St Clair Phillips objected to bail after the 18-year-old pleaded not guilty to the crime before Magistrate Douglas Frederick.
“The virtual complainant was attacked by a group and beaten unconscious. Several persons are being sought and if granted bail he may hamper proper investigations of this matter,” officer Phillips argued.
However, Sonny stated: “I told the officers that I don’t know anything about what happened. I ain’t know what transpired. I have to get work next week as a labourer and my girlfriend is pregnant . . . How can I interfere if I don’t know what happen. I was not part of the group.”
It was then that Magistrate Frederick questioned the prosecutor on the length of the time that had elapsed since the alleged offence took place.
Phillips responded: “The witness was only able to identify him recently as he was beaten into an unconscious state.”
Given that information the magistrate remanded Sonny to HMP Dodds until April 2.