By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A THIRD suspect was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday afternoon in connection with the recent home invasion and gunpoint robbery of a well known psychiatrist.
Trevor Bethel, 20, was flanked by armed policemen and escorted into the Nassau and South Streets complex to stand before Magistrate Constance Delancy on charges of housebreaking, armed robbery and receiving.
It is alleged that he, along with Leonard O’Brien, 19, and Wilson Lacroix, 20, broke into Dr David Allen’s West Bay Street home around 6.30am on July 26.
Dr Allen’s daughter and grandchildren were also at home during the invasion, however no one was physically harmed.
It is alleged that they, with a handgun, robbed Dr Allen of a $1,500 gold Cuban link chain, a $200 gold Seiko watch and a 32-inch TV set valued at $250.
The men are also accused of robbing Marie Allen Caroll of $100 cash, an American passport, a Land wallet that contained bank cards, her Bahamian driver’s license, a PlayStation 4 gaming console and assorted games worth $650, and $1,200 Mac Book Pro laptop and two jewellery boxes that contained $300 worth of assorted jewellery.
Concerning the lesser charge of receiving, it is alleged that the stolen jewellery boxes were found in their possession.
As O’Brien and Lacroix were told a week ago, Bethel was informed that the matter would be fast-tracked to the Supreme Court for trial when he returns to court on August 30.
Magistrate Constance Delancy said Bethel would only be allowed to enter a plea to the allegations when he is formally arraigned before a Supreme Court judge.
In the interim, she added, he will join his alleged accomplices on remand at the Department of Correctional Services without bail. However, Bethel was informed of his right to apply for a bond to the higher court if he desired pre-trial release.
Bethel has retained attorney Bernard Ferguson to defend him.