Dixon and Martin back in court

Deputy Police Commissioner Rudolph Dixon and Former Sister Islands MLA Lyndon Martin both had brief appearances in the Grand Court Wednesday.

Dixon appeared briefly before Grand Court Justice Lennox Campbell before being directed to return on 7 November and his bail was extended until that time.

Martin was told to return on 31 October by which time the Crown will have served an indictment on his Defence Attorney, Ben Tonner. His bail was also extended.

Dixon has been charged with doing and act tending and intending to pervert the course of justice and misconduct in a public office.

The first is said to have occurred on 22 June 2003. Mr. Dixon is accused of falsely representing to the chief inspector of the Cayman Brac Police Station that it was the policy of police not to prosecute persons for illegal gambling.

The second incident occurred on 7 April 2004. The charge alleges that Mr. Dixon without reasonable excuse or justification instructed a chief inspector to release a man from lawful custody after the man had been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Martin faces charges that include burglary and doing an act to pervert the course of public justice. Details of the burglary charge allege that Martin entered as a trespasser the private office of Cayman Net News Publisher Desmond Seales at Cayman Net News with intent to steal therein. Mr. Martin was the corporate affairs manager of the newspaper at the time.

The public justice charge pertains to false allegations of crimes Martin is accused of making against Deputy Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis.

All charges relate to a period in August-September 2007.