By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN awaiting trial for attempted armed robbery had the charge withdrawn against him in the Supreme Court.
Antonio Glinton, 22, was to stand trial on February 27 for the attempted gunpoint robbery of a woman who was opening up a convenience store on February 24, 2014 when a masked gunman demanded money from her, but fled when he realised that she had none.
However, Crown prosecutor David Cash on Monday presented Justice Vera Watkins with a nolle prosequi signed by the attorney general asking that the charge be discontinued against the accused.
Terrel Butler, lawyer for the accused, was also served with the document.
The Office of the Attorney General could bring the case against Glinton again at any time in the Supreme Court, but it is unlikely.
Glinton pleaded not guilty to the allegation when formally arraigned in the Supreme Court on July 4, 2014.
He has been in custody for nearly two years.
Attempted armed robbery is treated as seriously as armed robbery and a convicted person could face life imprisonment.