A man with no fixed place of abode accused of praedial larceny will be housed on remand at Dodds until June 22.
Rayon Andrew Boyce, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes yesterday charged with stealing 100 pounds of plantains worth $175 belonging to Keith Forde between the May 22 and 23.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge as well as to unlawfully assaulting Jerry Decourcey Roach on May 23.
Boyce also denied breaching Paragraph (21) of the Emergency Management (Covid-19) Curfew (No.5) Directive when he allegedly remained outdoors around 7:15 a.m. at Sugar Hill, St Joseph without a reasonable explanation.
Sergeant Theodore McClean objected to his bail on the grounds that Boyce had several antecedents and he was presently on bail from the District ‘D’ Magistrates’ Court on a number of matters of a similar nature.
“I did not commit any offences. All I did was parked a car on a man’s property and it was a problem. Them know me! I want help for my drug problem,” the accused said in his application for bail before Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes.
However, the judicial officer reminded him that he had received help on the last occasion but “walked out” of Verdun House. Weekes said when he had tried to reason with Boyce on his decision telling him that the help he was receiving was critical and he should continue, the accused responded, ‘I good . . . I can handle it’.