Three men were arraigned at Magistrate’s Court #1 before Magistrate Ancella Evans-Williams on December 13 on charges of armed robbery and possession of dangerous drugs.
The first was an armed robbery charge against John Mark Titus for possession of a firearm with the intent to put another in fear. Prosecutor Perkins Collie alleged that Titus went to the home of Ronald and Bridgette Sands at 6:55 a.m. on December 7, and robbed the couple of $6,089. According to police reports, a slim, dark male dressed in dark clothing and a purple wig entered the Sands’ residence armed with a hand gun.
The case was moved to the Supreme Court by Voluntary Bill of Indictment, and is set for February 11. Magistrate Evans-Williams told Titus that he was not required to enter a plea to the charges, and that he could not be granted bail in this matter. He was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.
The next person to be arraigned on armed robbery charges was Ismite Belfort. Police reports state that Elroy Moss withdrew $350 from his bank account, and while returning home in the area of the basketball court in the Mudd was robbed. Prosecutor Collie told the court that Belfort was armed with a shotgun and robbed Moss of $350. Belfort was not required to enter a plea, and was also given a Voluntary Bill of Indictment.
Meanwhile, Michael Francois was charged with possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply. Complicating matters for him was that the person, who signed for his bail, withdrew their application. Magistrate Evans-Williams suggested he apply to the Supreme Court for bail. He was remanded to prison.