Vagrant arrested for violating curfew let off with a warning
A magistrate on Friday cautioned and discharged a vagrant accused of violating the curfew and failing to wear a mask.
Police arrested Albert Miller on the premises of Purity Bakery on Market Street at 1:15 a.m. on May 21 after receiving a call from a security guard.
The officers charged him with violating the emergency regulations designed to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Miller pleaded guilty to the charges at his arraignment before Magistrate Sandradee Gardiner later that day.
However, she let the vagrant off with a warning.
Two men wearing ankle bracelets as part of their bail conditions for serious offenses were accused of violating the curfew.
Prosecutors allege that accused murderer Elvardo Deveaux, of Tyler Street, Chippingham, failed to remain within his yard space between 10 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. on May 17.
Deveaux denied the charge, saying that his monitoring device also had him on curfew.
Accused armed robber Brandon Cooper is accused of leaving the confines of his yard at Iris Spring Court between 12:45 p.m. and 2 p.m. on May 14.
Cooper is also accused of leaving home unnecessarily around 11:30 p.m. on May 19.
Cooper denied both charges. He said that he was at home when police arrested him on accusations of firearm possession.
Cooper said he first learned of the curfew violations in court.
According to Cooper, his electronic monitoring device would show his location.
Conversely, prosecutors are also relying on data from Cooper’s tracking device.
Officials from Migrafill, the company responsible for tracking people on bail, are listed as prosecution witnesses.
Cooper and Deveaux go to trial on September 3 before Magistrate Samuel McKinney.
Six people accused of attending a party at Ideal Estates around 8:45 p.m. on May 18 will also be tried on September 3.
Ken Evans, 57; Rosevelt McKenzie, 48; Marcian Mackey, 35; Erika Gibson, 32; Gennera Miller, 31; and Kendra Davis, 23, also appeared before Magistrate
Samuel McKinney and denied breaking the curfew at their arraignment.
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