Saturday 31 October, 2020

St. Michael man remanded on burglary, drug charges

Accused of a number of charges including burglary and drug possession, a 40-year-old man appeared in a Bridgetown Court last week.

He left that courtroom in handcuffs headed for HMP Dodds.

Dwayne Alister Marshall, of Jackson Main Road, St Michael was not required to plead to the charge of entering Kishmar Wickham's home armed with a gun and stealing two cellphones, a gold chain, a pair of gold bangles, a gold ring and $3,000 in cash. The total value of the items allegedly stolen is $12, 299.

He, however, denied using threatening words towards Shirley Hunte with intent to cause her to believe that immediate unlawful violence would be used against her. It is alleged he told Hunte the he would kill her and her family. This offence is said to have occurred on December 22, 2018.

The following day Marshall allegedly sent a threatening text; a crime punishable under the Computer Misuse Act. He also denied this charge. He also pleaded not guilty to drug related charges (possession, trafficking and supply) which occurred on April 21. 

The prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds that Marshall was already on bail and said the Crown feared for the complainant's safety.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant remanded him until May 22.

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