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Accused’s residence in doubt

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Anthony Emmanuel Griffith

The alleged aggression exhibited by a 34-year-old man at his family’s Ligthfoot Lane, St Michael residence has earned him a week at Dodds after he was unable to convince a magistrate yesterday that he lived at another address.

“I live by a lady house who is in the UK. I keeping the house for her in St Thomas,” Anthony Emanuel Griffith told Magistrate Douglas Frederick today as he put forward an application for bail.

He had just moments before pleaded not guilty to the charge of stealing a $169 tablet belonging to his sister, Sade Griffith on March 7, 2019.

However, prosecutor Sergeant St Clair Phillip objected to bail for the accused on the grounds that he resides at the same address and was being a threat to other members of his household particularly the complainant. He has been exhibiting “bouts of aggression” towards her, the prosecutor said.

Griffith was adamant that he did not reside at the family home anymore.

‘I don’t live there no more. I am not going there at all now sir. I living in St Thomas for a year and a half,” he said although  he could not give a reason why he gave police Lightfoot Lane as his address.

He added: “I looking at the house for the lady but I don’t know her last name . . . the house is located in White Hill.”

 It was then that the magistrate informed him that White Hill was located in St Andrew and not St Thomas.

“Yes, yes sir . . . It has no electricity . . . but has water,” he further stated as he tried to give directions to the house.

Frederick then adjourned the matter to March 15 to hear from his sister and for confirmation of his residence.

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