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Marco Noel Jomalie Gill and Gevonni Joseph

The defendant, Marco Noel, Jomalie Gill and Gevonni Joseph outside Serious Offences Court on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023.

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Three men have been charged with aggravated burglary and wounding in connection with the burglary of Bethel High School and an attack on the security guards there last October.

On Tuesday — Valentine’s Day — Jomalie Gill, Gevonni Joseph, and Marco Noel, of Campden Park and Lower Questelles, appeared before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne at the Serious Offences Court, where they were read the indictable charges that, on Oct. 20, 2022, at Campden Park, they:

· did unlawfully and maliciously wound Akeem Roberts, of Lowmans Leeward;

· did unlawfully and maliciously wound Jason Williams, of Lowmans Leeward;

· entered the Bethel High School as trespassers and stole one red and silver Lenovo laptop, valued at EC$2433; one  blue Samsung Galaxy A10 cellular phone, valued at EC$485; one blue ZTE blade cellular phone, valued at EC$271; and, one black LG X power cellular phone, valued at EC$433, total value EC$3622, the property of Jason Williams of Lowmans Leeward and one blue Samsung galaxy A20s cellular phone, valued at EC$800, the property of Akeem Roberts, of Lowmans Leeward, and at the time had with you a weapon of offence to wit “a gun”.

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Joseph was further charged that on Feb. 18, 2023, at Campden Park, agreeing with Jomalie Gill, of Campden Park, Cavorn Delpesche, of Campden Park, and Elton John, of Lower Questelles, that a course of conduct shall be pursued, which if the agreement is carried out in accordance with their intent, will necessarily amount to the offence of robbery.

The men were not required to plead to the indictable charges.

Joseph was granted EC$5,000 bail with one surety and was ordered to observe a 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew at a house specified by the court. He is to report to the Stubbs Police Station on Monday and Fridays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and the conspiracy matter was adjourned to April 24.

Meanwhile, on the joint charges, Gill, Joseph and Noel were each granted composite bail in the sum of EC$5,000 with one surety.

They were ordered to have no contact with the virtual complainant and observe 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew at houses specified by the court.

The court ordered the men to surrender their travel documents, seek its permission to leave the state and that stop notices be posted at ports of entry and exit.

Gill and Noel are to report to the Questelles Police Station and Joseph to the Stubbs Police Station on Fridays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The matters were adjourned to April 20, 2023.