Man denies Inagua shop break-ins

A man denied a string of shop break-ins yesterday.

Jeremy Charlton, 23, of Inagua, is accused of stealing money during break-ins at BTC and 700 Wines and Spirits on the island.

Prosecutors allege that Charlton broke into BTC between May 13 and 14 and stole $4,866.69. He allegedly broke into the same BTC office between June 9 and 10 and stole $59.

Also, prosecutors claim that Charlton stole $886.05 from 700 Wines and Spirits between June 9 and 10.

Charlton entered not guilty pleas to charges of shop breaking and stealing at his arraignment before Magistrate Samuel McKinney.

Since the magistrate lacks the jurisdiction to consider bail for the offenses, Charlton was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.

However, his lawyer, Anthony Forbes, can seek bail in the Supreme Court.

McKinney tentatively set the matters for trial September 18 on Inagua.

There is no resident magistrate on Inagua and magistrates from New Providence travel to hear cases.

The chief justice suspended this practice in March in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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