Category: Court

Mikilie Rashad Edghill

Wrong ‘elixir’

After losing one of his two jobs, a stressed out Mikilie Rashad Edghill needed something to help him relax. The cannabis joint he hoped would relieve that stress landed him before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today. When the 28-year-old security guard of Kendal Hill, Christ Church, appeared before Acting Magistrate Anika Jackson, he admitted […]

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Louann Merlaine Gibson

Gibson gets bail

After waiting for over an hour to have her passport brought to the court, a wanted woman was released on bail from the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court. Louann Merlaine Gibson, 47, of Deal Gardens, Maxwell, Christ Church, who was the subject of a police wanted bulletin, was granted bail in the sum of $15 000 […]

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Glyne Thorne

No money gets Thorne jail time

Despite being given a reprieve by Magistrate Graveney Bannister, a motorist who appeared on six traffic charges still ended up behind bars. Glyne Thorne, 57, of Lewis Gap, Green Hill, St Michael, will spend the next 100 days at HMP Dodds, or until the $1000 fine imposed on him is paid. When Thorne appeared in […]

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Shem Akim Anthony Lawrence

Lawrence cops a break

He stole a woman’s cellular phone but apologized quickly after for his actions. That apology saved Shem Akim Anthony Lawrence from a possible jail term after the complainant told the court she was no longer interested in pursuing the matter. The 17-year-old Lawrence of Kings Village, Dayrells Road, St Michael, had been charged with stealing […]

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Owen Gilbert Skeete

Skeete’s call

The fact that he had no money to purchase school items for his children led Owen Gilbert Skeete to steal two bottles of alcohol.  However, the reputed thief who was only released from prison three months ago will have to serve a six-month sentence for his latest charge.  When he appeared in the District ‘A’ […]

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Ackeem Edmund Hepburn

$300 fine for $50 ‘wrapping’

The officers who apprehended Ackeem Edmund Hepburn did not give him the ‘chance’ he asked for, so he turned to the court for leniency instead. Luckily for Hepburn, a Jamaican national, Magistrate Douglas Frederick extended a “golden handshake” to him. When the 27-year-old chef of Spooner’s Hill, St Michael, appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ […]

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Sharon Yvette Harris

Magistrate cautions court officer

A prosecutor was today chided by a magistrate for suggesting that the “court should do its upmost best” to remand an accused. Police constable Kevin Forde asked Magistrate Douglas Frederick to use his power to remand 47-year-old Sharon Yvette Harris of Bartlett Tenantry, Sargeant Village, Christ Church, after she appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ […]

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Arleigh Patrick Todd

Serial thief wants to start ex-con group

So excited was Arleigh Patrick Todd about being released from prison, he told Magistrate Douglas Frederick he was interested in starting an ex-con association to assist persons when they left HMP Dodds. And while that suggestion brought laughter to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, the happiest man in the courtroom was Todd after the magistrate […]

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Free to go

Four women screamed for joy this afternoon after a magistrate dismissed their case for want of prosecution. Attorneys-at-law Danielle Mottley, Safia Moore and Talal Nouneh successfully argued for a two-year-old case against their clients to be dismissed when the prosecution failed to provide a file after an almost two-hour wait in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ […]

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Three New Orleans residents get bail

Three young persons accused of assaulting and using indecent language towards two police officers were granted bail today. Hairdressers Shanika Kamesha Maycock, 28, and 35-year-old Kire Ramona Murray along with Lamar Germaine Greaves, 30, all of 7th Avenue New Orleans, St Michael, will reappear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on June 3, 2019. Maycock […]

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Evaluation requested for mother

A mother of one was remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital today after the magistrate determined that she needed to be evaluated. Rachel Catherine Bynoe, 27, of Forde’s Road, Clapham, St Michael, was sent to the mental institution by Magistrate Douglas Frederick when she appeared disoriented while standing in the dock of the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ […]

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Denis Rodney Beckles

Denis the menace?

A fraud accused’s application for bail rested on the fact that he had an exemplary court appearance record. However, that was not enough for Denis Rodney Beckles to secure his freedom after he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on 11 fraud charges. The 51-year-old artist of #37 Golden Rock, Pinelands, St Michael, was […]

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Canute Hiran Ward

Canute cautioned

“Think before you act!” That was the stern warning handed down by Magistrate Wanda Blair to the man who was charged with hitting a motorist in the head with a piece of wood in a viral social media video, just before remanding him to HMP Dodds. After hearing the news, Canute Hiran Ward, 36, of […]

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Williams bailed on assault charge

Akeem Nathaniel Williams will return to court next month, but on that occasion it will be at Oistins. The 27-year-old had his matter transferred to that jurisdiction when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today. Williams, of 3rd Avenue, Crystal Crescent, Kingsland, Christ Church, pleaded not guilty to unlawfully assaulting Kevin Hinds while […]

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Community service for first-timer

A teenager will have just over two months to complete 180 hours of community service if he is to keep a clean record. Rachad Omar Holder, 18, of Foster Hall, St John, was given the opportunity by Magistrate Douglas Frederick after pleading guilty to two charges when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ court […]

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Boyce remanded until February 4

Despite the magistrate’s willingness to grant him bail, Nicky O’neal Boyce still found himself being remanded to HMP Dodds after his surety did not turn up in time. The 31-year-old of 4th Avenue, Skeete’s Road, St Michael, pleaded not guilty to two charges when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today. Boyce denied […]

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Ward remanded for attack caught on video

The man who allegedly struck a motorist with a piece of wood, which was caught on video, was today remanded to prison.  Canute Hiran Ward, 36, of Dayrells Road, Christ Church, was remanded by Magistrate Wanda Blair when he appeared in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court this morning.   He was not required to plead to […]

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