Two accused in separate cases of theft


Tribune Court Reporter


TWO men were arraigned yesterday on separate stealing charges.

One was sentenced to six months at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS) for the theft of $158.20 worth of batteries.

Jagger Johnson, 40, appeared before Magistrate Kara Turnquest- Deveaux on a charge of stealing.

At around 3.35pm on August 8 at Quality Home Centre, Johnson was arrested when he was caught with 18 double AA Duracell batteries worth $158.20, having only paid for two of them. Although he gave a “no comment” response in a police interview, Johnson pleaded guilty to the charge in court.

The prosecution revealed yesterday that Johnson had antecedents.

Magistrate Turnquest-Deveaux, after thanking the accused for not wasting the court’s time with a trial, sentenced Johnson to six months at BDCS.

The second accused, Croix Brown, 28, faced Assistant Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain on charges of stealing and receiving.

Between August 2 and 3 in New Providence, between 6pm and 2am, Brown is accused of stealing a silver 2012 Nissan March valued at $3,800 the property of Francheskka Young.

In court, he pleaded not guilty to the charges. Brown was denied bail on the basis that he had a recent conviction on another receiving charge. As a result, he was returned to BDCS. Brown’s trial is set for November 1.

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