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Teen jailed for violating bail condition

A magistrate on Thursday jailed a teenager for one month after he admitted to breaking his court-imposed curfew.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to violating a condition of his $3,000 bail for stealing that required him to keep a 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. curfew.

Police arrested the teen on Lime Street in the Carmichael Road area at 5 p.m. on October 12, the court heard.

During his appearance before Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans, the teen claimed that his mother had put him out following a disagreement.

The teen claimed that he called the electronic monitoring center and was told the court had to sanction a change of address. According to the teen, the monitoring center called police for him.

None of the child’s relatives appeared for the arraignment so the magistrate appointed the court administrator to act as a guardian.

Vogt-Evans told the teen that his bail could be reinstated after the completion of his sentence, provided that another adult was willing to ensure he kept his curfew.

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Artesia Davis

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

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