Twin brothers fined for violating lockdown

Twin brothers, who claimed they left home to buy a soda during the weekend lockdown, were each fined $500 yesterday.

Rostion Armbrister and Roscoe Armbrister, both 19, of Yellow Elder Gardens, were arrested on Blue Hill Road around 11:50 p.m. on April 26.

They pleaded guilty to violating the lockdown at their arraignment before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes.

The magistrate told the men, “Going to walk to the corner is outside your property and you’re violating the law.”

Keith McPhee, of Palmetto Avenue, was also arrested for breaking the lockdown measures.

Police arrested him around 10 a.m. on April 26.

McPhee initially pleaded guilty. However, the magistrate substituted a plea of guilty after McPhee claimed that police picked him up as he emptied the garbage.

He’s been freed on $500 bail and returns to court on September 3 for trial.

Police arrested Danny Cooper on April 28 for breaching the 24-hour curfew.

Cooper pleaded guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux.

She cautioned and discharged him after Cooper explained that his cousin had picked him up and they were headed to his cousin’s place.

Cooper said he intended to sleep by his cousin because his car had transmission problems and he needed a ride to work.

Anthony Saunders admitted to breaking the curfew on April 20. Police arrested him on Floridel Avenue around 10:50 p.m.

Saunders was fined $500 or 10 days in prison. He has until July 20 to pay the fine.

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Artesia Davis

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

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