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83-year-old husband charged with attempted murder

An 83-year-old man charged with attempting to cause the death of his wife appeared in Summary Court on Monday morning, when the charge was transmitted to Grand Court.

Aggravated burglary goes to Grand Court

Presley Charles Whittaker, 35, was charged with entering a premises on Old Robin Road in North Side with intent to steal and, at the time of entering, had in his possession an offensive weapon – namely, a machete.

Arson charged after West Bay house fire

Tommy Orlando Ebanks, 32, appeared in Summary Court on Thursday charged with arson after a house fire in West Bay on Tuesday, July 3. Magistrate Philippa McFarlane told the defendant that arson is a charge that can be heard only in the Grand Court and she transmitted the matter there.

Court time must be respected, magistrate says

Court time must be respected, Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez declared at 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday.

One man in court for Tuesday’s ganja bust

One man appeared in Summary Court on Thursday in connection with the ganja reportedly offloaded at Smith Barcadere earlier this week.

Magistrate suggests overstayer amnesty

The balance between proper punishment and costs to the state was debated in Summary Court on Tuesday when a Jamaican national pleaded guilty to overstaying for six years. After passing a sentence of eight months imprisonment, Magistrate Valdis Foldats wondered if amnesty would encourage overstayers to leave.

Man, 18, charged with attempted murder

Lyle Sampson Alexander Peart, 18, appeared in Summary Court on Monday charged with attempted murder, and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm as an alternative.

Brac man in court over ammunition

A Cayman Brac resident appeared in Summary Court in Grand Cayman Tuesday, accused of being reckless or negligent while in possession of ammunition.

Visitor’s ganja was not medicinal

A visitor to Cayman who told Customs officers that the ganja in his luggage was for medicinal purposes was ordered to pay $1,000 after entering guilty pleas in Summary Court on Monday.

Garfield Wong trial adjourned again

Senior immigration officer Garfield (Gary) Wong had his trial adjourned again this week because the Crown counsel prosecuting his case had a matter in Grand Court.

Third man charged for Christmas Eve cocaine robbery

Al Elford McLaughlin, 47, appeared in Summary Court Thursday on charges relating to a robbery at Morritt’s Resort in which an estimated 60 pounds of cocaine were taken by force from a security guard who had custody of the illegal drug.

Tennis club theft charge adjourned to June

The former manager and head professional at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club, accused of theft and forgery, appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, only to have his case adjourned again.

3 charged for 2016 ganja case

Three men have been charged with conspiracy to import ganja in an incident that occurred in July 2016. They appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday.

Three charged with road racing

Two of three men charged with road racing pleaded not guilty in Summary Court on Tuesday.

DNA test results awaited for couple’s firearm charge

A married couple charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and 59 rounds of ammunition appeared in Summary Court on Thursday for an update of the case against them.

Tennis Club theft charges exceed $100,000

Robert Todd Seward appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday facing 72 charges that include theft of US$22,856.21 and CI$116,398 from the Cayman Islands Tennis Club.

Fingerprint leads to burglary charge

A fingerprint found outside a Prospect residence led to the arrest of a man who was subsequently charged with burglary and appeared in Summary Court on Monday.

Bail refused for burglary attempt

Dalton Robinson Jr. appeared in Summary Court on Monday, when bail was refused on two new charges.

Woman’s extradition date confirmed

A woman scheduled for deportation appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, where she pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct at a police station.

‘Foots’ obscenity trial begins on Cayman Brac

The trial of Cayman Brac artist Ronald “Foots” Kynes began Thursday on the Brac, with the prosecution giving an opening statement and presenting two of its witnesses.

East End man pleads guilty to burglary

A man arrested for burglary on Tuesday pleaded guilty Thursday when he appeared in Summary Court.

Arson charges sent to Grand Court

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.

Duo charged in dog cruelty case receive new court date

Andrei James Challenger and James Rolin Challenger, who are charged in the animal cruelty case involving a dog named Dora, appeared in Summary Court on Thursday where they received a new court date.

Husband remanded for firearm, wife bailed

A husband and wife in custody since last Wednesday appeared in Summary Court Monday, when the woman was granted bail on firearm charges and the man was remanded in custody.

Woman pleads guilty to bigamy

Kenia Alonzo Solis, 29, pleaded guilty to a charge of bigamy when she appeared in Grand Court on Friday.

A dozen immigration fraud defendants in court dock

Twelve people – six suspended Immigration Department employees and six other Cayman Islands residents – stood in the Summary Court dock Tuesday facing various charges related to a scheme that anti-corruption cops said sought to cheat an English-language proficiency requirement for foreign workers.

Cuban gets 3 months in jail for overstaying 12 days

A female crew member of a cruise ship who stayed in Grand Cayman after her ship left on March 22 was sentenced to three months in prison for illegally remaining on the island for 12 days when she appeared in Summary Court on Friday.

Bail refused for burglary suspect

Marty Dean Whittaker, 46, appeared in Summary Court on Monday afternoon charged with two residential burglaries that occurred earlier this month.

Brac artist claims protected right of ‘freedom of expression’

Cayman Brac resident artist Ronald Gregory Kynes appeared in Summary Court on Friday for another case management hearing before his trial for possession of an obscene publication.

Jail for disqualified driver causes family problems

A man who admitted to driving while disqualified for the third time ended up with a prison sentence of six months.

Extradition hearing still set for April 30

A Cayman resident wanted in the United States for alleged fraud appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, when Crown and defense attorneys argued whether he should be bailed until his extradition hearing, set for April 30.

Woman’s Bigamy charge heads to Grand Court

Kenia Alonzo Solis, 29, appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday on a charge of bigamy. Magistrate Valdis Foldats outlined the charge to her.

Three remanded for ganja and gun

Three Jamaican nationals were remanded in custody after appearing in Summary Court Monday for charges relating to the importation of more than 500 pounds of ganja and an unlicensed firearm.

Man commits rape while on bail for indecent assault case

A man raped a woman after breaking into her apartment last year while on bail and awaiting sentencing for an earlier indecent assault and burglary, a court heard last week.

Alcohol and anxiety meds lead to driving ban for judge

A Grand Court judge “unconsciously” drove for several miles in her night clothes before crashing her car into a concrete barrier, a court heard.

Trial date delayed for Dora duo

Andrei James Challenger and James Rolin Challenger, the two men charged in the case involving a dog named Dora that suffered extensive burns last May, appeared in Summary Court on Thursday.

Man charged with armed robbery

Odain Ebanks, 23, appeared in Summary Court on Monday afternoon charged in connection with firearm incidents on Saturday, March 3, that included a robbery in Bodden Town and a shoot-out with police in Prospect.

EDITORIAL – ‘All-points bulletin’: Recent arrest lets Cayman rest easier

The dragnet worked: The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service got their man – a “person of interest” in the investigation of a chilling homicide.

Three defendants charged in June 17 crime spree

A George Town resident who police identified last week as a “person of interest” in a Red Bay homicide will be held in custody until a March 23 Grand Court hearing on charges that he and two other young men raided a Prospect home, taking valuables and threatening the home’s inhabitants.

Two charged with human smuggling

Two men from West Bay appeared in Summary Court on Friday charged with human smuggling and assisting with the illegal departure of a Jamaican national.

Patrick’s Island home invasion results in charges

A spate of criminal charges has been filed in connection with a crime spree on June 17, 2017 that included a home invasion in Prospect.

Calypso cowboy in court for wounding

Dexter Kelvin Alonzo Bodden, the singer/guitarist known as Calypso Cowboy, appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday facing charges of wounding.

Trial set for Brac artist

Ronald Gregory Kynes, also known as Foots, appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday for a case management of charges against him. As a result of that hearing, he was scheduled to stand trial starting April 24 in Cayman Brac.

Man charged with assault, wrongful confinement

Dennis Rafael Martinez-Ebanks, 25, appeared in Summary Court on Monday facing charges of wrongful confinement and assault causing actual bodily harm of a woman.

Cellphone calls send man to holding cells

Magistrate Adam Roberts confiscated a man’s cellphone and sent him down into the court’s holding cells after the phone rang twice on Tuesday morning while Summary Court was in session.

Stabbing case goes to Grand Court

Amil Regina Cotes-Incinosa appeared in Summary Court on Monday charged with three offenses after a reported stabbing in West Bay in the early hours of Friday, Feb. 16.

Date set for conch trial

A man accused of importing 850 pounds of conch without a valid permit last year pleaded not guilty in Summary Court Tuesday.

Loaded gun recovered from man’s hotel room

James Harris Winton Jr., 37, appeared in Summary Court on Monday facing charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and six rounds of ammunition.

No convictions recorded in sugar glider case

Jimel Martyn McLean and Sabrina Robin Walton were ordered to pay $200 each in costs Thursday after pleading guilty previously to importing a live animal without a license. Magistrate Valdis Foldats ruled that no convictions be recorded against them.

Man charged in child indecent assault case

A man appeared in court Wednesday charged with two counts of indecent assault on girls at Smith Cove on Sunday.

Man wanted for murder in US agrees to extradition

An American man wanted in Florida for the murders of a woman and baby appeared in Cayman’s Summary Court late Tuesday, when he agreed to be extradited back to the United States.

Retired officer pleads guilty to traffic offenses

Former senior police officer Adrian James Barnett appeared in Summary Court on Monday, when he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while impaired and leaving the scene of an accident.

Former government worker charged with theft

Former government employee Trisha Marissa Jackson appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday facing 11 charges that included theft and obtaining property by deception.

American tourist fined for loaded gun

An American tourist was ordered to pay $13,000 in fines and costs on Friday after pleading guilty to importing a .22 revolver loaded with five rounds of ammunition.

Cayman Islands’ court structure

All criminal cases start in the Summary Court, which is presided over by a magistrate.

Chief Justice: Urgent need for more courtrooms

With 674 Summary Court cases carried over into this year from 2017, and a Grand Court civil case in which the parties paid to rent a hotel conference room to serve as a courtroom, the need for more court space is more urgent than ever, Chief Justice Anthony Smellie said on Wednesday at the opening of the Grand Court for 2018.

Defendant elects Grand Court for child pornography charges

A former University College of the Cayman Islands lecturer charged with possession of child pornography has elected to have his matter heard in Grand Court.

Guilty pleas in ‘sugar glider’ import case

Both defendants accused in the illegal importation of an exotic possum known as a “sugar gilder” last June pleaded guilty to some of the charges against them Thursday in Summary Court.

Murder suspect in Cayman for 2 months

An American man charged in a Nov. 3 shooting in Miami that led to the deaths of a woman and her infant daughter stayed in Cayman for more than two months before he was arrested Wednesday on a provisional warrant issued from U.S. federal court.

Update: Miami murder suspect contests extradition

A suspected baby killer who Miami-Dade police said shot a 27-year-old pregnant woman, leading to the eventual deaths of her and her infant daughter, was arrested on Grand Cayman Wednesday afternoon.

Defense: Trespass at home of chief justice a random act

The trespass late last month onto the residential property of Chief Justice Anthony Smellie was a random act, with no knowledge on the part of the trespasser as to whose yard he had entered.

Man charged with illegal trade in conch

A man accused of illegally importing 850 pounds of conch appeared in Summary Court Tuesday.

Former police traffic chief’s case comes to court

Suspended police officer Adrian James Barnett appeared in Summary Court on Monday facing charges arising from incidents in June 2017.

Man charged for theft from cars sent to Mental Health Court

A man known to the court was remanded in custody Monday after being arrested over the weekend for criminal trespass and interference with a motor vehicle.

Judge grants bail in lecturer’s child porn case

After being refused bail in Summary Court, a man charged with possession of child pornography successfully appealed to Grand Court on Friday.

Two remanded for ‘small quantity’ of ganja on boat

Two men were remanded in custody on Wednesday for importation of a “small quantity” of ganja found aboard a vessel early Saturday morning.

Man denies charge of serious wounding

A charge of wounding causing grievous bodily harm will be denied by the defendant, attorney Prathna Bodden said in Summary Court on Wednesday.

Cocaine case adjourned

A man traveling from Cayman Brac was arrested at Owen Roberts International Airport on Dec. 5 for possession of cocaine with intent to supply.

One out of 105 animal cruelty cases prosecuted

Out of more than 100 Department of Agriculture reports of animal cruelty and neglect cases in the past two years, one case has resulted in charges being filed in Summary Court.

Football coach sentenced for assaulting ref

A football coach who pleaded guilty to assaulting an assistant referee during a match was sentenced on Monday in Summary Court.

Former government minister Mike Adam charged with assault

Former government minister Mike Adam appeared in Summary Court Tuesday charged with common assault.

Employer admits not paying minimum wage

An employer appearing in Summary Court on Thursday entered pleas to 18 charges of failure to pay the national minimum basic wage.

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