By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A TRIAL date has been set for 2018 in the case of twin brothers who are accused of kidnapping a woman and then pushing her out of a car when intercepted by police.
Desmond and Dominic Pinder, 27, appeared before Justice Vera Watkins for a trial date to be set for charges to heard in a case of assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping on June 21 this year.
Shortly after 1.30am on the day in question, a woman was walking on Dunmore Street when two men forced her into a silver coloured Honda and sped off.
A short while later, police on patrol spotted the vehicle on Collins Avenue.
The suspects, on seeing the police, forced the woman out of the vehicle and sped off.
A chase followed that ended when the vehicle crashed at Chesapeake Road. The two suspects fled on foot, but were later captured by police in the Kemp Road area.
The Pinders, who have denied the allegations, are scheduled to stand trial on July 23, 2018.
They face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the offences.
They have retained attorneys Kendal Wright and Roger Gomez II to defend them.
Quintin Percentie appeared for the Crown in yesterday’s fixture hearing.