Dominicans Accused of Beating & Robbing Two Colombians Denied Bail
Five individuals were jointly charged with various indictable offences following a robbery incident on Monday July 1st 2013, leaving one man hospitalized.
They were all denied bail after facing Roseau Magistrate Ossie Lewis on Friday July 5th.
Issa Alleyne of River Estate, Canefield, Ron Garth Jolly of Louisville, Vanessa Guiste and Fernella Guiste both of Bath Estate, and Kahina Green also of Bath Estate, were jointly charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, attempted robbery, and robbery of Jesus Para and Caesar Serna, Colombian Nationals.
Ron Garth Jolly who was jointly charged with the four mentioned, was slapped with an additional charge of attempted murder of Jesus Para.
Para was robbed of EC $3000.00, and a Blackberry Bold valued at EC $1068.00.
One man remains in police custody and is being questioned in relation to investigations into the robbery, which occurred at about 9:30 pm on Monday July 1, 2013 in Copthall.
Investigations conducted revealed that, the Colombian Nationals were attacked and robbed on Monday July 1st, 2013 – Serna escaped but on Tuesday July 2nd, 2013, investigators rescued Jesus Para in a 200ft precipice.
He sustained minor injuries and was admitted to the Princess Margaret Hospital, where he was later released.
Although attorneys for the defendants argued for a lengthy period of time in Court, on why their clients should be granted bail, they were unsuccessful in doing so and the Prosecution’s requested that bail be denied for at least three more days was granted by Magistrate Lewis.
Magistrate Lewis stated that, bail can be revisited on Tuesday July 9th 2013.
Vanessa Guiste, Fernella Guiste and Ron Jolly are represented by attorney Wayne Norde, while Issa Alleyne is represented by attorney Jeffery Douglas Murdock and Kahina Green represented by Joshua Francis.