From the Courts
June 23, 2017
‘Jacket’ faces additional charge

As if being slapped with three murder charges were not enough, Schemel “Jacket” Dunbar now faces an additional charge.

The Rillan Hill man is charged that on February 16, 2017, at Rillan Hill, he did assault fellow villager Havan Small, causing actual bodily harm.

However, Dunbar did not appear before magistrate Bertie Pompey at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court when the matter was called on Monday. The court heard that Dunbar was absent because of a miscommunication with prison authorities. He will therefore reappear before the court on September 18, 2017.

On Wednesday, June 14, Dunbar, 29, appeared before the Serious Offences Court, charged with causing the violent death of Malcom Pollin of Vermont on Sunday, March 12.

Pollin, 52, became the country’s third recorded murder victim, just two weeks after walking free from court, after a murder charge which he was facing was withdrawn.

The Rillan Hill man, along with Richard “Karib” Francis, a 32-year-old van driver and former coastguard officer from Layou and Kendine Douglas, is charged that on May 4, 2017 at Sion Hill Bay, with malice aforethought, he caused the death of police constable Danroy Cozier, 26, of Glenside, Mesopotamia and his brother Nicholas Cozier, 19, of Richmond Hill.

Pollin and the Cozier brothers were all shot to death.