By NICO SCAVELLA
Tribunbe Staff Reporter
TWO of the three men involved in a house break-in that turned into a fatal police chase were arraigned in a magistrate’s court yesterday.
Ranardo Brennen, 22, of Armbrister Street and Jason Elvis Bain, 25, of Jasmine Gardens, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney accused of breaking and entering the house of Latoya Forbes at Smith Street, Fox Hill.
The third suspect was shot in the head, later dying in hospital, after a chase by officers in which it is claimed he drew a knife intending to stab the pursuing inspector.
Both men faced four charges: two counts of housebreaking and stealing and two counts of dishonestly receiving. It is alleged that the two men stole and dishonestly received one blue and black pressure pump valued at $133 and one brown Little Switzerland changeable band watch valued at $250.
The prosecution also claimed that both Bain and Brennen dishonestly received one silver Canon camera A630; one black external hard drive; two gold bangles; one silver chain; one silver ring; one pair of black Oakley shades; one silver Samsung cellular phone; one black Alcatol cellular phone; one black AT&T cellular phone; one black Samsung cellular phone; one pair of handcuffs and one black wallet.
Bain pleaded not guilty to all four charges. Brennen, however, pleaded guilty to the third charge of dishonestly receiving one blue and black pressure pump valued at $133 and one brown Little Switzerland changeable band watch valued at $250. He pleaded not guilty to the other three charges, stating that the wallet and one of the cellular devices were his personal property.
The matter was adjourned to October 10 for the prosecution to address the issue of bail and to see if the prosecution would accept the guilty plea for Brennen.