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Man Admits Housebreaking But Denies Theft And Receiving

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

JOVAN Nixon was charged with housebreaking, stealing and receiving in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

It is alleged that on July 17, Nixon, being concerned with others unknown and unnamed, broke into the home of Johnny Hoyte at Deadman’s Reef and stole a Black 40-inch Koby Flat Screen TV valued at $1,000. He was also charged with receiving the television.   

In Court One before Magistrate Debbye Ferguson, Nixon pleaded guilty to the housebreaking charge, but not guilty to the charge of stealing and receiving.

In another matter, Nixon and Destry Fox of Sunridge Road, Freeport, were also charged with housebreaking. It is alleged that on September 21, the accused men broke into the home of Johnny Hoyte at Deadman’s Reef and stole one black and orange 600 watt generator valued at $1,500, and a blue compressor valued at $700.

They were also charged with receiving the generator and compressor valued at $2,200. Nixon pleaded guilty to the charges, while Fox pleaded not guilty. 

Magistrate Ferguson set sentencing for November 2 for Nixon in the Eight Mile Rock Magistrate’s Court. However, Fox will stand trial there on March 30, 2016.

Jeremy Rolle, 47, of No 13 Aberdeen Drive, South Bahamia, was charged with receiving a black and orange 600 watt generator valued at $1,500, the property of Johnny Hoyte, knowing the same to be stolen.

Mr Rolle pleaded not guilty and the matter was adjourned to March 30, 2016, for trial in the Eight Mile Rock Magistrate’s Court.

Magistrate Ferguson released Rolle on $2,000 bail with one surety. She ordered that the suretor must be between 18 and 70 years and must present a valid ID and job letter.

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