Man on murder charge gets bail after failed to charge ankle monitor


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN awaiting retrial for a murder charge was granted bail after he was accused of failing to charge his court-ordered electronic monitoring device (EMD).

Roscoe Knowles, 38, was charged with three counts of violating bail conditions. He had been granted bail after he was accused of killing Robens Simbert on Augusta Street in 2015.

While on release for this charge, between April 16 and May 18, Knowles allegedly failed to charge his EMD on three occasions.

He pleaded not guilty to this offence and bail was granted at $2,000 with one or two sureties.

• Two men were jailed yesterday after being accused of an armed carjacking on Charles Saunders Highway earlier this month. Justin Edgecombe, 24, and Njeri Ferguson, 36, were charged with armed robbery and receiving.

On May 13, around 3.42am, the defendants were riding a white trail bike when they reportedly rode up to Monique Dawkins as she sat in a dark 2016 Kia Optima in the parking lot of a business on Charles Saunders Highway.

The suspects allegedly pulled out a gun, forced Dawkins out of the car, and sped off with the vehicle while one of them followed behind in the bike.

• A man was remanded to prison after he was accused of threatening two police officers with a gun.

Adari Wright, 26, was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. On May 22, Wright allegedly threatened the lives of PC 4239 Thompson and WPC 4635 Albury with a handgun.

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