By PAVEL BAILEY
Tribune Court Reporter
A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday in connection with a string of robberies in the nation’s capital.
He faced further charges of allegedly violating his bail while on release on an outstanding robbery charge.
Duran Horton, 39, stood before Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans on charges of robbery, armed robbery and five counts of violation of bail conditions.
Between October 22 – November 27 in New Providence it is alleged that Horton failed to charge his electronic monitoring device (EMD) on five occasions while on bail.
He is accused of robbing Wellington Woods of $5,000 cash on November 4.
Horton is also accused of being concerned with others on November 16, while armed with a handgun, of stealing a deposit bag from Sidney Cunningham. This bag is said to have contained $8,474.30 in cheques and cash, the property of Coast to Coast Customs Brokerage Ltd.
While the accused pleaded not guilty to most of his charges in court, he was informed that he could not enter a plea for the armed robbery charge at this time. This is because that charge would proceed to the Supreme Court by way of a voluntary bill of indictment (VBI).
Although the prosecution objected to bail because Horton had similar convictions, he was still granted $7,000 bail on the violation charge. Under the condition of this bail Horton will be expected to sign in at Central Police Station every Sunday by 7pm and be fitted with an EMD.
However, for the remaining charges, bail was deferred until Horton’s subsequent bail hearing on December 8 and his formal application for it before the higher court for the indictable offence.
The accused was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.
Service of Horton’s VBI and the start of his bail violation trial are set for February 6, 2023.
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