Two admit involvement in robbery of NS store

Sentencing to take place on Tuesday, February 11

Two men pleaded guilty Monday to charges relating to last year’s robbery at Chisholm’s supermarket in North Side. 

Odain Lloyd Ebanks admitted that, on Sept. 23 at Sea View Road in East End, he dishonestly assisted in the disposal of stolen goods, for the benefit of another person, knowing or believing the goods to be stolen. 

Ian Fernando Ellington admitted that, on the same day, he was an accessory after the fact of the robbery. That is, he knew Courtney Bryan and a juvenile had robbed the grocery store and he drove them in the getaway vehicle from the scene of the robbery. He did so with intent to impede their apprehension or prosecution and without lawful authority or reasonable excuse. 

Ebanks and Ellington were also charged with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit robbery. After the men entered their guilty pleas, Crown Counsel Candia James asked that these charges be left on file. 

Ebanks, 19, is represented by Attorney Amelia Fosuhene. Ellington, 29, is represented by Attorney Guy Dillaway-Parry. The defense counsel told Justice Charles Quin that they were not asking him to order any social inquiry report. 

The judge set sentencing for Tuesday, Feb. 11 and remanded the defendants in custody until then. 

Bryan pleaded guilty previously and was sentenced last week to four years imprisonment. 

The juvenile, who is represented by Attorney Irvin Banks, has pleaded guilty to robbery and not guilty to the imitation firearm charge. His matters are still before the court. 

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