A man accused of ignoring a lockdown order by leaving his home denied the charge yesterday.
Prosecutors say that Ellsworth Swaindell Storr, 45, of Shrimp Road, failed to remain within the confines of his home and yard at 10:15 p.m. on April 26.
Storr pleaded not guilty at his arraignment before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt.
When questioned by the magistrate, Storr agreed that he was not at home – but maintained that he was in his yard.
Storr explained that his family had more than one property. He said he went outside to empty the trash and feed the dog when officers arrested him.
Storr has been granted $2,000 bail. He returns to court on September 8 for trial.