Teen denies possession of illegal ammunition

| 26/05/2012

(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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