Man to spend time in jail for vagrancy, theft



Reynold Charles
Reynold Charles

[] – Twenty four – year – old Reynold Charles was today remanded to prison on charges of simple larceny and vagrancy when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

The defendant also known as Michael Charles and Ryan Matthews of Lot 83 Barr Street Kingston, Georgetown made his appearance before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

He pleaded not guilty to the first charge, particulars of which alleged that on September 6 at Alexander Street, Kitty, he stole two slippers valued $20,000, property of Edward Hamid.

Charles pleaded guilty to the other charge that said on the same day at Alexander Street, he was found loitering in the yard of Hamid and cannot give a reasonable explanation for being there.

He explained that he was attacked by two men and decided to run into the yard. Based on his explanation a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.

Police Prosecutor Michael Grant opposed bail on the grounds that he was convicted for other similar offences.

He also objected that the defendant only came out of prison last Monday and is presently charged with vagrancy.

According to the unrepresented man, he is a father of a two-year-old who he claimed is the reason for him to be alive.

Bail was refused and the defendant will return to Court on September 16 before Magistrate Dylon Bess.





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