From the Courts
February 5, 2010
Young man in court again

Uroy Robertson was warned by Chief Magistrate Sonya Young not to come back to court. He, however, returned to the Serious Offences Court on Wednesday, much to the surprise of Magistrate Young.{{more}}

Twenty-one-year-old Robertson was charged with having in his possession an offensive weapon; discharging a firearm at Roman McMaster of Harmony Hall and assaulting with intent. The offences took place on January 21, 2010, January 9, 2010, and December 29, 2009, respectively. He pleaded not guilty to the offences.

Appearing before Magistrate Young, Robertson, a resident of Ottley Hall and Evesham, expressed at length his problem with Prosecutor Inspector Nigel Butcher who he claimed was “fighting against him”, and a member of the media who he said wrote things which he never said or did.

Objecting to his bail, Butcher said that the matters were serious and that Robertson would abscond, as he was jailed previously for a similar offence. He added that the Police were investigating the matters. “For his own safety, we think that he should be kept inside (prison),” Butcher said.

“I think what we have here is an accusation that police are investigating,” Robertson’s lawyer Jomo Thomas said.

“This is a good man with good sense and you just playing the fool with your life,” Young said, referring to Robertson.

Robertson was given bail in the amount of $15,000. He was also ordered to report to the Mesopotamia Police Station Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, between 6 am and 6 pm. He was ordered not to go into the Ottley Hall or Redemption Sharpes areas and to surrender all his travel documents. The matter was adjourned to March 22, 2010.