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Bail Denied For Pair Accused Of Armed Robbery

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

TWO men were charged with armed robbery in the Eight Mile Rock Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Steven Cordero Hinzie, 29, of Clarke Avenue, and Meshack Newton, 32, of West End, appeared before Magistrate Gwendolyn Claude.

The men were not required to enter to enter a plea to the charge and the matter was adjourned to November 3 when a preliminary inquiry will be held. Newton and Hinzie were remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Service Services until then.

In other court matters, a 24-year-old man of North Bahamia was arraigned in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

Gregory Darling appeared before Magistrate Rengin Johnson in court three, where he pleaded not guilty to the charge. The matter was adjourned to November 25 for trial and he was remanded to prison.

Six persons, including Meshack Newton, 32, were also brought before the court in Freeport on firearm and ammunition possession charges.

Newton pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to two years on the firearm possession charge, and one year on the ammunition charge. The sentences are to run consecutively.

The charges were withdrawn against the other five persons.

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