East La Penitence man remanded over armed robbery charges

Magistrate Ann McLennan yesterday refused bail for an East La Penitence man who appeared before her on four separate charges, including discharging a loaded firearm with intent to commit murder and armed robbery.

It was alleged that 23-year-old Sherwin Barrow of 50 East La Penitence, Georgetown, on June 13, at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, with intent to maim, disfigure, disable or cause grievous bodily harm, discharged a loaded firearm at Kellon Hinds.

The second charge read that on the said date and location, Barrow, being armed with a gun, robbed Hinds of a gold chain valued $3.6 million. The third charge read that on the said date and location, with intent to commit murder, Barrow discharged a loaded firearm at Hinds. The court also heard that on the said date and place, while armed with a gun, Barrow robbed Grainer Hestick of cash and jewellery valued $146,000.

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Barrow who was unrepresented in court, was not required to plead to the indictable charges read to him in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court 2.

Prosecutor Deniro Jones objected to bail based on the nature and gravity of the offences and the penalties they attract. Jones added that violence was also used. He informed the court that Hinds had been discharged from the hospital and was at home recovering from his injuries.

In his defence, Barrow told the court, “I deh in custody since Tuesday and I do about 15 ID parade…. I never get pick out in any. Is this morning they come and arrest me just so.”

Barrow was ordered to return to court January 5 before Magistrate Judy Latchman.

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