Robbery charge sent to Grand Court

Two West Bay men appeared in Summary Court on Monday facing charges that arose from separate incidents at the Jungle Bar on March 17.

Carlo Malik Webster Jr., 21, was charged with robbery – stealing a chain from a named man and using force to do so. He is also charged with wounding the same man with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.

Magistrate Adam Roberts told the defendant that the charges could be dealt with only in the higher court, where Webster is to appear on April 7.

Defense attorney Jonathon Hughes did not apply for bail at this time.

Webster was also charged with possession of a restricted weapon – a knife – at night in a public place, namely the Jungle Bar on March 17.

Other charges against Webster relate to March 23 and 24, when he is accused of resisting an officer in the execution of his duty, disorderly conduct at a police station, possession and consumption of ganja.

These latter charges were set for mention again in Summary Court on April 7.

A second man charged after another incident at The Jungle was granted bail. Ricky Manderson Jr., 30, was charged with wounding and affray. Details of the affray charge allege that he took part in a fight at Jungle Bar on March 17 and thereby put a non-participating person in fear for his safety.

Manderson, who was represented by attorney John Furniss, elected Summary Court and pleaded guilty to wounding. The charge of affray was not put to him at this time.

The magistrate ordered a social inquiry report and set sentencing for Monday, May 22.

This defendant was placed on bail until that date.

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