Duo refused bail over robbery with violence

Two men were yesterday remanded to prison after they were arraigned on robbery with violence charges, while one of the accused faced four additional charges.

The charges read by Magistrate Judy Latchman stated that Nigel Yearwood, 28, and Tyron Paris, 33, both of Barr Street Albouystown, on September 14 at Wellington Street, robbed Siram Harrilall of a TV cell phone valued $15,000 and $30,000. The charge also alleged that the two accused used violence at some point before, during or after the attack. They both pleaded not guilty to the charge. Yearwood, a bus conductor, was also accused of resisting Constable 19766 Boodhnarine and Constable Kevin Hubert while they were performing their duties. He was also charged with unlawfully assaulting Boodhnarine and Hubert, all of which happened on September 14. He pleaded not guilty to all of the additional charges.

When Magistrate Latchman enquired whether he had any pending matters in court or whether he was ever charged, Yearwood said this was his first court appearance.

Prosecutor Vishnu Hunt objected to bail being granted for both assailants based on the penalty attached to the crime and he was also concerned that if granted bail, it was very likely that the duo might not return for trial.

Hunt further told the court that Yearwood, who claimed he had no previous matters in court, had been imprisoned for a period of 5 months on a similar matter.

They were both remanded to prison until September 30.

When he heard that bail was refused, Yearwood began to create a ruckus, during which he by alleging that he was beaten by the police and targeted for money while he was at the Brickdam Police Station.

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