CRIME AND COURTS

Syed says he had permission to falsify $152,000 invoice

Former college president Hassan Syed claimed Thursday that he had been authorized by a senior civil servant to alter an invoice from a U.S. company.

Teen gets six years after admitting to stabbing

Justin Kyle Jackson, 18, was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment on Wednesday after admitting that he had stabbed a man six times, with two of the wounds described as life-threatening.

Trial date set for teacher’s aide indecent assault case

The trial of a former teacher’s aide accused of indecently assaulting primary schoolgirls in 2014 has adjourned until next month. He appeared in Summary Court on Thursday, when defense attorney Karin Thompson asked permission to come off record.

Virginia teen sues over crippling West Bay Road crash

An American teenager who suffered crippling injuries after he was struck by a van along West Bay Road in April 2015 has sued the driver for damages. Harrison Zierenberg was visiting Grand Cayman with his family when he was struck by a van driven by Audley Evan Irons, according to court documents.

Extradited track coach in court

Cayman track coach Ato Modibo Stephens appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, when charges against him were transferred to the Grand Court. Stephens faces two charges of indecent assault on a female, one charge of gross indecency and one charge of using an ICT network to abuse/annoy/harass.

Police: Would-be robber shot security guard

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said Monday that a gunman opened fire on an armored vehicle driver during a robbery attempt. The guard was struck when shots were fired around 6:30 p.m. along Eastern Avenue, where the vehicle was picking up cash from a nearby money transfer business.

Ganja confiscated at prison

An officer at Her Majesty’s Prison, Northward caught a suspect throwing “a large quantity of drugs” over the prison fence last week, according to a statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

NEW: Shots fired in armored car robbery attempt

At least two gunshots were fired during an attempted robbery of an armored vehicle in George Town Monday night, according to witnesses who spoke with the Cayman Compass.

Visiting grandmother convicted for ganja

A visitor with grandchildren and great-grandchildren appeared in Summary Court on Monday morning and pleaded guilty to possession of ganja. Vivian Joanne Ivory, 69, was found with the ganja at Owen Roberts International Airport on Sunday, Feb. 19.

Man remanded on firearm charge

Malik Joseph McDonald, 20, appeared in Summary Court on Monday, when he was remanded in custody for possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offense.
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