Less than a month after he walked out of court a free man because of sloppy policing, Jemark “Parch Nuts” Jackson is once again before the court.
This time, the 25-year-old Campden Park man is charged along with a Redemption Sharpes resident that on Dec. 21, 2018, at Stoney Ground, they entered the dwelling house of Gabriel Gyimah of Stoney Ground/Ghana and stole a quantity of electronics, clothes, shoes, and toiletries, valued a total of US$3,263, £165 and EC$18 and at the time of the offence, had in their possession an offensive weapon, to wit, a knife.
The items that the men are alleged to have stolen belong to Gabriel Gyimah and Geoffrey Dorkor, both medical students of Stoney Ground/Ghana.
The men first appeared before Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett at the Kingstown Magistrate Court on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, where the indictable charge was read to them.
They were not required to plead and were each granted EC$7,000 bail.
They were ordered to appear before the Serious Offences Court on Wednesday for the date for a preliminary inquiry.
During Wednesday’s appearance, Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne set the preliminary hearing for March 5, 2019.
In December, Jackson walked out of the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court a free man without having to utter a word in his own defence on a handling stolen goods charge.
The prosecution was forced to withdraw the charge after the virtual complainant said that police had asked him on the morning of the trial to initial the exhibits that they had secured more than two months earlier.
Jackson first made national headlines a decade ago when he spent about a week in a coma after being beaten by police in custody, when he was just 15 years old.