Psychological test for theft accused


Tribune Court Reporter


A MAN was ordered to get a psychological evaluation yesterday after being accused of a failed purse snatching earlier this week.

Dion Hall, 50, stood before Magistrate Kendra Kelly and prosecutor Sergeant Vernon Pyfrom on charges of attempted robbery and assault.

It is alleged that on January 16 in New Providence, Hall attacked Diane Shalev in an attempt to steal her purse.

Questions about the defendant’s mental competency arose in court and he was not required to enter a plea.

Hall is expected to appear in court on March 10 pending a psychological evaluation from the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre.

• In a separate case, a man was granted bail in court yesterday after being accused of attacking someone with a screwdriver.

Johnny Severe, 39, appeared before Senior Magistrate Derence A Rolle Davis on a charge of assault with a dangerous instrument.

It is alleged that around 9.30pm on January 15 in New Providence, Severe assaulted Andre Dieujuste with a screwdriver.

In court, he pleaded not guilty. He was ordered to pay $2,000 bail with one surety. Severe’s trial is set for January 31.

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