Category: Court

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Teenager stays put at Dodds

Information from an accused woman’s attorney that she had been crying since being remanded to HMP Dodds last Friday was not enough to convince Bridgetown Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant to released her on bail. In fact 18-year-old Toshia Abika Auguste, of Harrison’s Tenantry, Crab Hill, St Lucy was remanded to prison for a further 28-days despite […]

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$300 in one week or jail

A 33-year-old man has one week to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court a $300 fine. The sentence was imposed on Damien Ricardo Wharton of No 34 Husbands Terrace, St James when he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick recently. Police were conducting vehicle spot checks on October 26 on Baxters Road when they stopped Wharton. […]

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$750 up in smoke

A St George man had to part with $750 when he appeared before the Oistins Magistrate’s Court on drug charges recently. Magistrate Elwood Watts imposed the fine on Ellerton Housing Area resident Antonio Renaldo Harper who had pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of 109 grammes of cannabis. Station Sergeant […]

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Unsafe havens

A man and woman who are separately charged with perverting the course of justice will make their first appearance in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court tomorrow. They are 18-year-old Toshika Abika Auguste of Harrison’s Tenantry, Crab Hill, St Lucy and 22-year-old Niko Nathan Archer of Grape Hall, St Lucy. Auguste is charged with providing a […]

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Student caught with drugs

Mercy pleas of a police prosecutor-turned-defence barrister are all that stand in the way of a 17-year-old high school student gaining a criminal conviction ahead of CXC certificates after fellow students were caught smoking cannabis at school. Attorney-at-law Neville Reid today urged a Bridgetown magistrate to intervene after the teen was caught yesterday with 23 […]

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Rodney David Anthony

Anthony gets court’s leniency

A 50-year-old who habitually picked up bottles on the property of a Hastings, Christ Church hotel, landed in trouble with the law when he came across and assaulted a security guard. Now Rodney David Anthony, of St Matthias, Christ Church, must adhere to the conditions of a three-months bond if he wants to avoid paying […]

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Yarde pays forthwith fine

A labourer had to part with $1,000 of his hard earned money today after he had a change of heart and pleaded guilty to four-year-old drug offences. The forthwith fine which was imposed by Magistrate Douglas Frederick carried a three-month prison sentence and Akeyle ILike Yarde, Sealy Land, Gall Hill, Christ Church, who admitted that he […]

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Spree ends

Crusher Site Road, St James resident Andre Shamar Freeman today revealed that he returned to his criminal ways after he lost his job at a construction site. The 31-year-old made the disclosure after he pleaded guilty to burglarising five places before Magistrate Douglas Frederick. Freeman who is known to the court since 2004 admitted to […]

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Noel denies making statements

The aggravated burglary trial of Corey Omar McDonald Noel continued in the No. 5 Supreme Court today. Eight witnesses have given evidence in the case in which Noel is accused of entering the home of Virginia Challenor in St George as a trespasser and stealing $157 in cash, a pair of earrings worth $100, a […]

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Jermaine Kenneth King

King’s streak ends

Nineteen charges, including gun, ammunition and endangering life offences, catapulted a 31-year-old into HMP Dodds for the next few weeks. Jermaine Kenneth King, of No. 274, 4th Avenue Windward Gardens, St Philip appeared before the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on 12 indictable and seven summary charges, the majority of which were allegedly committed in October. […]

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Adrian Alexander Armstrong

Armstrong goes home

When he was told that he would be given a three-month suspended sentence, Adrian Alexander Armstrong thought he was going to jail. A despondent-looking 40-year-old Armstrong of Mason Hall Street, St Michael, stood and lowered his head in the dock of the District A Magistrates Court today after the sentence was handed down to him […]

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Steven McDonald Newton

Lucky Newton gets an ease

Steven McDonald Newton’s cannabis usage was so regular Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant compared it to that of “being three meals a day”. However, despite admitting that he was a habitual drug user, Newton escaped both jail time and a fine when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today. The 42-year-old baker of Rogers Road, […]

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Ackeem Venice Jones

Family ties

So desperate for drugs was Ackeem Venice Jones that he broke into his grandmother’s house and stole her television. But after admitting to Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District A Magistrates Court today that he was in desperate need of help for his drug addiction, he was remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital to begin that […]

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Alleged sex offenders remanded

Three teenagers – a 15-year-old and two 16-year-olds – were remanded into custody when they appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on charges under the Sexual Offences Act. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant remanded the 15-year-old to the Government Industrial School and the 16-year-olds to HMP Dodds until November 26 following for arguments for and against bail. […]

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Dario Devon Drayton

Felon grabs two years in jail

HMP Dodds will be home for Dario Devon Drayton for the next two years. The 25-year-old who has no fixed place of abode was sentenced today on five counts of robbery and two counts of burglary committed in 2017. They are for robbing Anthony McClean of $353 worth of items and Samiya Dottin of a […]

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Richard Alleyne

Alleyne ‘on ice’ after crime spree

Acting Station Sergeant Cameron Gibbons successfully argued against bail for a 40-year-old man who allegedly committed 18 offences saying there was a need to protect society from the accused. Richard Alexander Alleyne, of no fixed place of abode, pleaded not guilty to damaging a motor car belonging to Stephen Collins between July 3 and 4, […]

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Drug mule

Immigration officers today escorted a Jamaican woman out of the Oistins Magistrate’s Court after she paid a $10,000 fine for smuggling six pounds of marijuana into the island. The cannabis, which had an estimated street value of $24,000, was discovered in five sealed packages in a false compartment of Anthea Michaela Cobourne’s luggage when she […]

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