Archive for May 26th, 2012

Teen denies possession of illegal ammunition

| 26/05/2012 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay teenager was remanded in custody Friday after he pleaded not guilty in Grand Court to charges of possession of unlicensed ammunition. Seventeen-year-old David Ebanks is now set to face trial on 13 August. The crown says that Ebanks was arrested by the police after three rounds of shotgun ammunition were found in his possession at a home in Cinder Lane, West Bay, in February of this year. Rohan Fearon also pleaded not guilty to charges that he assaulted another man outside a George Town bar last year with a baseball bat.

in a busy morning in Grand Court on Friday, Fearon denied the assault, which police say took place at Tropic Bar on Sheddon Road in August 2011, so he will now face trial in January next year. The accused man was released on bail after Justice Williams varied his bail conditions to include a no-contact order with the complainant when the judge noticed that this had not been a condition of bail originally.

Throughout the morning Justice Williams imposed the same order on a number of other defendants as he found that even in assault cases the condition was not being routinely applied as it should be.   

During Friday’s court proceedings Solomon Webster also pleaded not guilty to stealing a $120 tape recorder and a fire extinguisher from an apartment in North West Point road in West Bay. Webster‘s two-day trial was set for January of next year after he denied the charges.

Meanwhile, taking on his first legal aid client since being called to the bar earlier this month, former tourism minister and MLA for Bodden Town, Charles Clifford, finally managed to break the impasse that has been surrounding the case against Shane Connor who is facing charges of rape. Connor had experienced numerous difficulties with legal representation but Clifford was able to secure a trial date for his client, who has been refused bail, in November this year.

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Man killed in truck crash

| 26/05/2012 | 46 Comments

IMG-20120526-00030.jpgCNS): Update Monday 1:00pm — Police have now named the young man who died following a road crash in South Sound early Saturday morning. He was 21-year-old Corey Seymour from Prospect, who was driving one of the vehicles. Shortly before 4:30am on Saturday 26 May, police received a report that two Chevrolet Silverado trucks had collided close to the San Sebastian complex on South Sound Road. Both vehicles had been travelling towards George Town when the crash took place. A male passenger in Symour's truck was treated for minor injuries at the Cayman Islands Hospital. The driver of the other truck and one of his passengers were also conveyed to the Cayman Islands Hospital.

The passenger was released from hospital following treatment, but the driver, who was suffering from serious injuries, has since been airlifted to the US. The second passenger in that vehicle was not injured in the crash.

Police temporarily closed the road from the junction of Walkers Rd/ South Sound Rd. and the Junction of Crewe Road/ South Sound Road but reopened it at  around 11am.

Corey Seymour is the third person to die on Cayman’s roads this year.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has information is asked to call George Town Police station on 949-4222.

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