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Michael Olan Lyscott leaves the Serious Offences Court on Monday, June 12, 2023.
Michael Olan Lyscott leaves the Serious Offences Court on Monday, June 12, 2023.
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The 19-year-old Old Montrose youth who was this month handed a suspended sentence for wounding his 16-year-old brother, with whom he lives along with their brother, 7, is now before the court on a cocaine charge.

Police have charged the teen, Michael/Olan Lyscott, a labourer, with possession of 0.4 grammes of cocaine.

Police say member of the Rapid Response Unit who were on foot patrol, met Lyscott with the drug in his possession in Paul’s Avenue.

Lyscott appeared before the Serious Offences Court on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Magistrate John Ballah granted bail in the sum of EC$1,500 with one surety and ordered Lyscott to observe a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew. 

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He is to be appear before the Serious Offences Court for trial.

Lyscott allegedly had the drug in his possession one week after Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne sentenced him to one year in prison, suspended for a year, for the assault of her brother.

He had pleaded guilty to a charge that on June 5, at Old Montrose, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded his younger brother.

Lyscott pelted a glass bother at the 16-year-old, striking him in the head, resulting in an injury, for failing to get their 7-year-old brother ready for school 

Browne heard that the defendant, who was still under a one-year bond that expired on June 20, and the 16-year-old are often at odds with each other.

The court heard that the two teenagers as well as their 7-year-old brother live alone in Old Montrose, while their mother lives in Byera.

Browne summoned the mother to appear before and she explained the living arrangement.

The court decided to order that Social Welfare and Family Services intervene in the matter.

The 16-year-old attends secondary school and the 7-year-old make a 40-mile return trip by public transportation between Old Montrose and Byera to attend school daily.

At the sentencing on Friday, the magistrate told Lyscott, “I am giving you another opportunity”, adding, “You need to want the best for yourself.”

The magistrate did not activate the bond, which would have required Lyscott to pay EC$2,500 immediately or go to prison for six months.

Lyscott has been interacting with the court system since he was a 16-year-old Form 2 student, when he removed a car from a car wash without consent and crashed it in Largo Height.

One reply on “Teen who assaulted his brother now on cocaine charge”

  1. Three youths living in a house, the eldest is a 19 year drop out and the other two going to school. Parents living one way and the kids elsewhere. Does society really thinks that these kids were being financially supported by the parents/ relatives or the community? If anyone really cared they would not have been living by themselves. Is drugs, sexual favours or a combination of these acts will be their main income!!!

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