The woman who rented an apartment which the managers later found vandalised has been charged with damage to property.
Jillian Charles was brought before the Serious Offences Court on Friday, charged that between May 31 and July 25, 2018, at Frenches, without lawful excuse, she damaged apartment #1 of Simon Cooke Apartment, value EC$8458.05, the property of Simon Cooke Apartments of Frenches, intending to damage such property.
Charles pleaded not guilty when she was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias.
The prosecution did not object to her bail but asked that she provide sufficient surety and that the matter be transferred to the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court.
Charles was granted EC$10,000 bail with one surety.
The matter was transferred to the Kingstown Magistrate Court for Sept. 17.
Charles was the tenant at the apartment outside of which the managers, Marlon and Cordelia Gibson stood around midnight on July 24 after neighbours and other tenants had summoned them.
Mr. Gibson told iWitness News he heard sounds of pounding and of glass being smashed coming from inside.
He came to the media because police were yet to arrest anyone after failing to respond twice to their reports that a crime may have been in progress at the apartment.
Charles was arrested on Thursday while she was about to sign an occupancy contract with another property owner.