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Woman gets bail after damaging ex-boyfriend’s car


RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Woman gets bail after damaging ex-boyfriend’s car

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After waiting for nearly two hours to secure a surety, Shakira Kristina Williams was released yesterday on bail in the Bridgetown Traffic Court.

The unemployed woman, of Block 1C Bagatelle Gardens, St Thomas, pleaded guilty to damaging a vehicle belonging to Troy Jones with intent on August 19.

Prosecutor Sergeant Vernon Waithe said Jones reported that his white Mitsubishi Lancer (registration number XJ880), which was parked on the compound of Chefette Rockley, was damaged sometime between August 19 and 20.

The prosecutor continued that on the first mentioned date, the complainant gave his car to his girlfriend, Shellyann Lloyd, to drive to work, where she worked from 5 p.m. to midnight. On the second mentioned date, Lloyd returned to discover that both side mirrors were broken and pushed out of place, both windscreen wipers were twisted, and there were scratch marks on the bonnet and left front passenger door.

The complainant subsequently made a report to the police. He, however, began repairs to the vehicle, which amount to the sum of $2 550.

On Thursday the 25-year-old accused voluntarily went to the police station, where she was interviewed. She admitted to committing the offence with a knife that was not recovered. She was subsequently charged.

When Acting Magistrate Sandra Rawlins asked for her surety, the accused stated her surety was her mother, who was currently at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital awaiting dialysis treatment.

“You certainly do not expect your mother to leave the hospital hooked up to a machine for treatment to come and stand as your surety. That is unfair to your mother. I suggest you collect yourself and think about whom you can call as a surety or I will have no choice but to send you to Her Majesty’s [Dodds Prison],” she told the young woman, who by that time had tears streaming down her face.

Thanks to an aunt who stood surety, the accused was released on $1 400 bail. She must stay away from the complainant and his girlfriend, not go to the complainant girlfriend’s work place or call or text either of them.

She is expected to reappear in court on September 5, when the complainant is also expected to appear to produce receipts as to the cost of damages to his vehicle. (RA)

 

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