Conflicting address lands man in jail
A 20-year-old man was yesterday denied bail because he could not provide the court with a fixed address.
Devon Baptiste faced Magistrate Allan Wilson at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on a charge that he stole an 8520 model of a Blackberry cellular phone from Mahendra Puran. He pleaded not guilty to the charge.
However, the young man when providing the court with his address noted that he lives at Norton Street, Lodge but doesn’t know the Lot number since he had recently moved there. He opted to give the court another place of residence which he claims his mother occupies.
The prosecution objected to bail based on the nature of the offence and the punishment it attracts.
However the magistrate refused to grant the defendant bail on the sole basis that he was unable to provide the court with a fixed place of abode.
Baptiste is scheduled to make his next court appearance on January 30.