By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after he was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court concerning a stolen $28,000 car that was allegedly found in his possession.
Tameko Coleby, 22, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney facing a charge of receiving contrary to Section 358 of the Penal Code, Chapter 84.
It is alleged that, on December 21, he “did dishonestly receive a black four-door 2016 Kia Rio VIN KNADN412BF6530300 valued at $28,128 knowing the same to have been obtained by an offence.”
Coleby elected to be tried in Magistrate’s Court and pleaded not guilty to the allegation when asked by Magistrate McKinney.
Given the nature of the charge, however, he was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services as the magistrate does not have the jurisdiction to consider bail.
He was advised of his right to apply for bail in the Supreme Court if he desires to be released from custody ahead of his trial, which scheduled for January 23, 2017.
The section under which Coleby was charged notes: “Whoever dishonestly receives any property which he knows to have been obtained or appropriated by any offence punishable under this title shall, if the offence was a felony, be guilty of felony, or shall, if the offence was a misdemeanour, be liable to the same punishment as if he had committed the offence.”
If convicted, Coleby can face up to seven years’ imprisonment.