CRIME AND COURTS
A man accused of indecent assault was found not guilty last week after Grand Court Justice Michael Wood learned that the defendant had not been told that he had the right to an attorney without having to pay. The man, who required an interpreter, was charged with indecently assaulting a female in February 2016.
Three people, including a juvenile, have been arrested in connection with an armed home invasion in Patrick’s Island. A couple was tied up with duct tape and robbed during the raid early Saturday morning. Three masked men, two with guns and one carrying a hammer, broke into the home just after 4:30 a.m., terrorizing the occupants and making off with jewelry, cash, electronics and other valuables, police said
Police have now made three arrests after armed men burst into a home in Patrick's Island early Saturday morning, tied up the residents with duct tape and stole cash and valuables.
A 32-year-old George Town man was arrested late Thursday in connection with a robbery at an Industrial Park gas station.
Cayman Islands Joint Marine Unit patrols on Wednesday located a stolen boat overturned off Frank Sound. The 25-foot Cobia was reported stolen May 29. No one was on or near the boat when it was recovered, officers said.
Jeannie Lewis, an assistant chief immigration officer in the Cayman Islands charged with two crimes, appeared in court Thursday, when her trial date was moved to a later date. Lewis, charged with knowingly assisting a person to land in the Cayman Islands and with permitting premises to be used for consumption of a controlled drug, appeared in front of Acting Magistrate Phillipa McFarlane.
Trial continued in Summary Court on Thursday for senior immigration officer Garfield “Gary” Wong, who has pleaded not guilty to careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol. The charges were laid after his truck collided with a car on Shamrock Road in the vicinity of Hibiscus Gardens in December 2013.
Dr. Marc Lockhart, psychiatrist at the Cayman Islands Hospital, told the court on Thursday he felt that when Errington Webster committed an indecent act in the presence of a child, Webster was operating in a delirium. He said the symptoms indicated “a confusional state.”
Police found an overturned vessel, a 25-foot Cobia named "Lady Fisher," in Frank Sound Wednesday morning. The same boat had been reported stolen on May 29.
Jurors in the Errington Webster indecency trial heard evidence on Tuesday and Wednesday about prescriptions the defendant was taking last year and opinions as to whether their interaction with other substances could have affected his behavior. Webster had not yet completed his evidence concerning the charges against him.