Bail denied: Cotton Ground resident will spend Christmas behind prison bars

(CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS)- Jermaine Jeffers of Cotton Ground appeared before the District ‘C’ Magistrate Court on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 with hopes of being able to spend Christmas among his friends and family.

That thought was shattered when her Magistrate Yasmine Clarke denied him bail.

Attorney, Ricaldo Caines indicated to the Court that his client was a national of St. Kitts and Nevis and he is not a ‘flight risk’. However, Her Honor was of a different opinion. She told the Court that this is now the month of December and as it gets closer to Christmas more break-ins occur. She stated that she would not grant bail to anyone who appears before her and charged for house breaking during this period.

She advised Mr. Caines to re-apply for bail in the New Year, 2014.

Jeffers was charged with breaking a dwelling house in Colqouhouns Estate in the parish of St. Thomas and stealing one (1) Niko 3100 large zoom camera valued at $2,050.00 E.C., one (1) Sony Cyber Shot camera valued at $351.00, one (1) replacement battery valued at $200.00 E.C., one (1) purple I-pod valued at $513.00 E.C., one (1) Sony DVD Player valued at $162.00 E.C., one (1) Gillian Michael DVD valued at $40.00 E.C., and two (2) Nokia cell phones valued at $200.00 E.C.

The applicant was also accused of stealing a large sum of money in cash.

He is alleged to have stolen cash and goods with a total value of $11, 856. 13.00 E.C.

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