Jet Ski rape case delayed
The case of a jet ski operator arrested on suspicion of the sexual assault of an African-American tourist was yesterday delayed.
D’Roy Mackey was supposed to be committed to the Supreme Court to stand trial on accusations that he raped a 30-year-old woman at Cabbage Beach on May 4.
However, the voluntary bill of indictment that will fast-track his case to the Supreme Court was not ready.
Mackey, who is on bail, returns to court next month.
Mackey will plead to the charge once the matter is transferred to the Supreme Court for trial.
In other court news, a 29-year-old of Soldier Road man was yesterday jailed for two-and-a-half years and fined $7,000 to avoid spending an additional six months in prison.
Magistrate Samuel McKinney convicted Valentino Bowe of possession of an unlicensed .40 caliber pistol and eight rounds of .40 ammunition.
Officers acting on information, went to a home on Cox Street, off East, where they saw Bowe standing outside.
Bowe ran as the officers approached and they pursued him.
During the chase the officers saw when Bowe took a gun from his waist and he ran inside. They also saw when he threw the firearm on a couch in the front room.
Bowe denied the allegations at trial and during his interview with police.
Inspector Philip Davis prosecuted.