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Marchello Mc Coy leaves Colonarie Magistrate's Court on April 6, 2023
Marchello Mc Coy leaves Colonarie Magistrate’s Court on April 6, 2023
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The underwear thief who was given a suspended prison sentence last Thursday was back in court on Monday on similar charges.

“His name sounds familiar,” Magistrate Bertie Pompey said of the defendant, Marchello Mc Coy, 20, of Magum, at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

“He was here quite recently, your honor,” Prosecutor Corporal of Police Delando Charles told the court.

“What happen to you, boy?” the magistrate asked the defendant.

Mc Coy pleaded not guilty to a charge that between April 15 and 16, at Magum, he stole EC$130, the property of Petricia Mc Coy, of Magum

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He also pleaded not guilty to a charge that on April 16, he entered the dwelling house of Letricia Lavia, of Magum, as a trespasser and stole EC$140, Lavia’s property.

Prosecutor Corporal 817 Stapleton objected to bail, telling the court that the defendant was recently given suspended sentences for similar offences.

The prosecutor also told the court that he had been informed that the Sandy Bay Police Station was investigating other matters in which the defendant is of “interest to the police”.

“I been working when they come arrest me,” the defendant told the court.

The magistrate granted EC$2,000 composite bail with one surety.

He also ordered Mc Coy to report to the Sandy Bay Police Station on Mondays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and adjourned the matters to May 15.

“From the time I see the name, it ring a bell. I can’t remember the face but the name ring a bell,” the magistrate said.

At the end of day’s sitting, at 12:45 p.m., the defendant had not secured a surety.

Last week Monday, Mc Coy was sentenced to three months in prison suspended for six months for stealing from the clothes line of his former teacher, Tessica Cupid, of Magum, underwear valued at EC$111.50.

He was also was also bonded for one year in the sum of EC$800 after being found guilty of entering Cupid’s property, at Magum, as a trespasser on March 31.

If he breaches the bond Mc Coy must pay the sum forthwith or go to prison for four months.

Also last Monday, Mc Coy pleaded guilty to a charge that on March 28 he burglarised a liquor and provision shop belonging to his aunt, Letricia Lavia, of Magum.

He was also ordered to pay compensation to Lavia in the sum of EC$350 which represents monies that were not recovered.

Additionally, the magistrate handed down a prison sentence of 12 months on the defendant, suspended for one year.