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Armed Robbery Suspect Denied Bail

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after he was arraigned in connection with a gunpoint robbery that occurred last week.

Edward K D Seymour, 30, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt facing a charge of armed robbery concerning an incident that occurred on Monday, January 16.

The charge was made contrary to section 339(2) of the Penal Code where it is alleged he, while armed with a handgun, robbed a woman of her Nokia cellular phone valued at $190 and $110 cash.

Seymour was told that he would not be allowed to enter a plea to the allegation until he is formally arraigned before a judge in the Supreme Court.

He will return to the Magistrate’s Court on March 13 for the case to be fast-tracked to the Supreme Court for trial through the presentation of a voluntary bill of indictment.

He was told that he would have to apply for bail to the higher court, as the lower court did not have the jurisdiction to consider or grant a bond for the offence with which he was charged.

Seymour was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services to await trial.

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