ARTICLES BY CAROL WINKER

Man charged for firearms, criminal property

Ralston Benjamin Ebanks, 41, appeared in Summary Court on Thursday, charged with possession of two unlicensed firearms plus ammunition, along with possessing and concealing criminal property. The criminal property alleged is cash.

American’s firearm charges sent to Grand Court

Charges relating to importation of ammunition and possession of unlicensed firearms were sent to Grand Court on Wednesday when defendant David Dean Meadors appeared before Magistrate Grace Donalds.

Teacher’s aide jailed 9 months for indecent assault of elementary students

A teacher’s aide who pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting four primary schoolgirls was sentenced on Tuesday to nine months’ immediate imprisonment with a further 15 months under a suspended sentence supervision order.

Drunk driver made U-turn on roundabout, court hears

A man convicted of a series of driving offenses that included making a U-turn on a roundabout received sentences on Monday that included community service, fines and a curfew for the next four months.

Man sentenced to seven months for indecent assault

Justice Michael Wood handed down a sentence of seven months imprisonment on Friday for a man on a work permit who pleaded guilty to an indecent assault of a teenaged girl.

Defendant’s wife faces firearm charge

Kayla Powery Hewitt, wife of Kashwayne Hewitt, appeared in Summary Court on Friday charged with possessing an unlicensed firearm with him on or before Feb. 10, 2017.

Man pleads guilty to firearm charges

Two charges relating to the attempted robbery of an armored truck in February were admitted to in Grand Court on Friday.

Jury discharged in shooting case

A judge discharged the jury Thursday in the trial of four people charged in relation to a shooting outside a West Bay Road nightclub. A new trial has been set for Nov. 20.

Bail refused in West Bay firearms case

Four guns, more than $50,000 in cash and “multiple pounds” of ganja added up to no bail for Chadwick Cameron Ebanks when he appeared in Summary Court on Monday.

Man bitten by dog, owner fined

Dog owner William Gonzales Bodden was fined $400 Monday after pleading guilty to failing to keep his dog under control.

Married couple, two others in court for nightclub shooting

A married couple and two others appeared in court Tuesday on charges relating to the shooting of two people outside a West Bay Road nightclub in the early hours of Feb. 4.

American on firearms charges bailed

U.S. citizen David Dean Meadors was bailed Monday afternoon after appearing in Summary Court on charges of possession of unlicensed firearms, including a handgun and 240 rounds of ammunition in Cayman Brac.

Man in court for attempted murder

Jaron Calvin Solomon, 28, appeared in Summary Court on Monday, charged with attempted murder and eight other offenses arising from an alleged stabbing at an East End business last Thursday.

Stolen items seen on EcayTrade

A man was sentenced last week for handling stolen goods after items advertised on EcayTrade were linked to his girlfriend’s email address.

Burglar to be deported after sentence

Justice Michael Wood sentenced a man on Friday to one year imprisonment for burglary, but said he did not intend to set a precedent.

Mother sentenced for breaking son’s arm in broom beating

A woman who beat her son with a broom and continued hitting him after it had broken was given a suspended sentence on Friday. The boy’s injuries included a broken arm.

Senior immigration officer’s trial adjourned again

Senior immigration officer Garfield "Gary" Wong has had his Traffic Court trial adjourned again, this time until Aug. 29.

Judge asks for public’s help with firearms ‘scourge’

After sending four men to prison for possession of unlicensed handguns on Friday, Justice Michael Wood asked the public for help in wiping out what he called a firearm "scourge."

Kipling Douglas passes away at 86

Kipling Ernest Douglas, author and longtime judge and magistrate in the Cayman Islands, passed away in Jamaica Sunday at the age of 86.

Five firearm sentences scheduled for Friday

The list for Grand Court this week shows that Justice Michael Wood is scheduled to sentence five men on Friday in separate cases of possession of unlicensed firearms.
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