Bank robbery charges sent to Grand Court

Attorneys ask for separate dates

All four men charged in connection with the 3 May robbery of the Scotiabank in downtown George Town appeared in Summary Court in Grand Cayman this week and had their matters transmitted to Grand Court. 

David Emmanuel Parchment, not previously named, was brought to court on Wednesday charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. Chief Magistrate Nova Hall remanded him in custody until Friday, 13 July, at the request of defence attorney John Furniss and Crown Counsel Tricia Hutchinson. 

On Tuesday, Kevin Curtis Bowen, Christopher Julian Myles and James Herbert McLean appeared in the dock together. Mr. Furniss and defence attorney Fiona Robertson said there were possible conflicts in representation, so time was needed to determine which attorneys will be acting in the matter. 

However, Mr. Furniss did agree that the charges had to go to Grand Court. The magistrate set their charges for mention in the higher court on Friday, 6 July. 

Myles and McLean are accused of conspiracy to commit robbery, while Bowen is charged with being an accessory after the fact to robbery. 

When these three men made their first court appearance on 21 June, there was some question as to whether conspiracy is an offence that may be dealt with in either Grand Court or Summary Court. The matter was resolved by Tuesday. 

Defence attorneys have indicated that applications for bail will be made when the men appear in 
Grand Court.