Rupert Junior Spence, 32, appeared in Summary Court on Friday charged with two counts of arson and one count of attempted arson relating to an incident in George Town last year.

Crown counsel Garcia Kelly said police received a report of a fire at 3:34 a.m. at Palm Dale Avenue on Sept. 12, 2017. The Fire Service was notified and responded. On arrival they observed a red Honda and a green Daihatsu on fire.

An apartment nearby was observed to have a broken window and it was discovered that a bottle of flammable liquid had been thrown into the premises.

Mr. Spence was charged with two counts of arson in relation to the vehicles and one count of attempted arson in relation to the apartment.

Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn noted that arson is a charge that can be dealt with only in the Grand Court and she transmitted the matter to Grand Court.

Defense attorney Prathna Bodden applied for bail, pointing out that the incident occurred over six months ago, there was nothing to link Mr. Spence to the complainants, and he was not seen at the scene.

After hearing the Crown’s objections to bail, the magistrate remanded Mr. Spence in custody until Friday, April 27, when he is to appear in Grand Court.

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