A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) rank was yesterday (Wednesday), ordered by Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan, to be placed in the care and custody of his Commanding Officer after he was charged with simple larceny.
Hyasi Jones, 18, pleaded not guilty to the charge, which stated that he stole a cellular phone, valued $60,000, from a 13-year-old.
The Police are contending that Jones and an unknown accomplice while being armed with a broken glass bottle attacked the teenager while she was on her way home, threatening her before relieving her of her cellphone.
The teen was not present in court for the hearing but she was represented by her stepfather. The case will continue on June 2.