A burglary allegation and two other offences have resulted in a 56-year-old well-known offender being hauled before the law court today and subsequently being remanded to Dodds for 28 days.
Pleas for bail during his submissions were not enough for Robert Ricardo Neblett, of 2nd Thomas Gap, President Kennedy Drive, St Michael to return home pending trial.
A painter by trade Neblett is accused of breaching the national curfew directive on April 20 when he allegedly remained outdoors at 8:30 p.m. without a reasonable explanation.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge and that of damaging a motorcar belonging to Fitzgerald Bailey without lawful excuse on the same day.
Neblett also denied an allegation that he entered the residence of Erskine Cumberbatch as a trespasser between May 4 and 5 and stole four rims worth $240 and three tyres worth $150.
Sergeant Theodore McClean objected to bail based on the seriousness of the charges as well as the fact that the accused had 63 convictions — 32 of them for burglary and one for criminal damage.
The prosecutor said there were fears that the accused would re-offend if granted bail at this time as there was a need to protect society and also to protect the accused.
Neblett was quick to point out that he had not found himself in any trouble with the law since his last offence in 2016. “The convictions is my past. All those offences was when I was a young boy. That is the past Mr Weekes, I don’t get into trouble,” the accused submitted in his application for bail.
But Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes pointed out to the accused that his name had been called three times in the space of two months.
“I begging for bail, please. Please for bail,” responded Neblett who instead received remand and a June 8 reappearance date.
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