Audrey Hodge was remanded to prison earlier today (Tuesday) after he pleaded not guilty to a charge of robbery under arms which detailed that on June 14, 2017, he relieved Patrick Douglas of golden jewelry valued at $345,000.
According to Police reports, on the day in question, Douglas was accosted by the accused who was armed with a gun and proceeded to rob him of his jewelry, at Cooper Street Albouystown, Georgetown.
The unrepresented man denied any knowledge of the crime and told the Magistrate that he works at Puruni, Region-Seven as a gold miner.
Police prosecutor Arvin Moore disclosed that Hodge was on the run since the occurrence of the alleged incident and is likely to evade trial in the event that he is granted bail.
Moreover, the accused had reportedly provided contradicting addresses to the court and the police. Other factors include the seriousness and prevalence of the offence, and finally the fact that a dangerous weapon was used in the execution of the alleged robbery.
Bail was refused accordingly and Hodge will spend time on remand pending the outcome of trial which continues on August 11, 2017.