Ambulance brings 
burglary suspect to court

A defendant charged with three burglaries was brought to court by ambulance Friday morning and then taken back to hospital.

In the most recent incident, Bryan Lloyd Webb, Jr. is accused of trespassing at the Coral Sands Apartments on North Church Street and stealing cash and goods valued at $5,555.

“He suffers from diabetes,” defense attorney John Furniss told Magistrate Philippa McFarlane Ebanks. “Because of certain problems, he was taken to hospital straight from his arrest,” the attorney added, but did not go into any detail.

Webb, 25, was brought to the rear of the courthouse by ambulance, then transferred to a wheelchair and brought into Court 3, which is on the ground floor. Two emergency medical technicians remained in court with him. Webb was dressed in street clothes, but barefoot.

Mr. Furniss said he was not making any application for bail that day. He asked that the matter be brought back to court on Monday, May 12.

Crown counsel Marilyn Brandt asked that Webb be remanded to Northward Prison if he were discharged from hospital over the weekend.

Mr. Furniss said he did not know Webb’s status at the hospital, but he agreed that the prison would have better facilities than the George Town Police station.

The magistrate told Webb that, if his status changed over the weekend, he would be remanded until his appearance on Monday.

Webb is also charged with a burglary at Jacques Scott store in the Countryside Shopping Village in Savannah. He allegedly trespassed on June 30, 2013, and stole 24 bottles of beer and a bottle of rum valued at $66.94.

A third burglary charge alleges trespass at Elmslie United Church and theft of a printer on Nov. 6, 2013.

“He suffers from diabetes,” defense attorney John Furniss told Magistrate Philippa McFarlane Ebanks. “Because of certain problems, he was taken to hospital straight from his arrest.”

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