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Teen on break-in charges gets bail

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Teen on break-in charges gets bail

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A TEENAGER had fortune shine on him when Magistrate Douglas Frederick held to his promise in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court last week.

Shad Gabriel Orlando Slocombe, 18, got to taste freedom after his attorney Mohia Ma’at reminded the magistrate of what he had said on the last occasion.

“Last occasion we refused partial disclosure from the prosecutor, and he said if he did not have full disclosure this time, he would not object to bail,” counsel said.

However, prosecutor Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim renewed his objections, but the magistrate then asked if there was anyone present to sign bail for Slocombe.

“Come and sign bail for the boy, because we have to live up to our word,” he said.

Slocombe, a technician, of Block 1, Apartment 5, Country High Rise Towers,
St Michael, was jointly charged with Niko Antonio James, a 23-year-old barber, of Cane Vale, Silver Hill, Christ Church, with a string of break-ins.

The two were accused of entering Frankie’s Barber Shop and stealing a $7 000 chain belonging to Kemar Greene, and a $350 chain belonging to Shalon Bryan, last December 23. It was also alleged that a firearm was used at the time.

They were further charged with entering the home of Mohammed Patel on January 18, and stealing two cellphones worth $2 300 and $1 700, belonging to Patel, an $1 800 cellphone and $50 belonging to Asef Mangera, $300 belonging to Latif Patel, an $1 800 cellphone and $350 belonging to Ahmed Kara, and another $1 800 cellphone and $50 belonging to Ismail Hans. It is alleged that a firearm and a knife were used during that offence.

In granting Slocombe $6 000 bail, the court ordered him to report to Central Police Station every Wednesday and also put him on a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew.

“I am only giving you bail because they don’t have the file, otherwise I would keep you. If you find yourself back in any foolish trouble, you should go straight back to prison,” the magistrate warned.

Slocombe returns to court on October 31. (RA)