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Jeffery Cuffy outside High Court No. 1, in Kingstown on March 25, 2024.
Jeffery Cuffy outside High Court No. 1, in Kingstown on March 25, 2024.
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A man who was last month sentenced to 16 years in prison for robbing a woman of a cellular phone at knifepoint was on Monday accused of threatening another woman inside the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court while it was in session.

On Monday, the man, Jeffery Cuffy, 39, of Sion Hill, pleaded not guilty to a charge that on April 15 at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, being a public place, he made use of threatening language to Nikeita Harris, of Spring Village, Georgetown, to wit “Yo can’t work ah town because me ah go kill you.”

Harris was at the time sitting in the courtroom awaiting hearing of a matter in which she was a surety. She wanted to inform the court that she no longer wished to be a surety for Cuffy.

Cuffy was sitting on the prisonerw’ bench about eight feet away from Harris when she blurted out that he was threatening her, saying he would kill her.

Cuffy disobeyed the instructions of Police Constable 1014 Samuel, who told him to sit properly and to change his seat. 

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Cuffy became aggressive and other officers had to assist Samuel to restrain him. 

A pen was also taken from Cuffy but it was given back to him as he said he was using it to write.

Later, Harris told Magistrate Kaywana Jacobs that she wanted to “fly out with her daughter” and no longer wished to be a surety for Cuffy.

“Your honour, currently I am in prison serving a sentence right now, so that is the best thing she can do — give up the bail bond,” Cuffy told the court.

The magistrate granted Harris request.

Prosecutor, Corporal of Police Delando Charles objected to bail, informing the court that the defendant was serving a sentence and asked that the matter be heard in the Calliaqua Magistrate Court as the allegedly offence happened at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

The magistrate denied bail and adjourned the matter to April 23 and transferred it to the Calliaqua Magistrate’s Court.

Cuffy, later appeared before the court and pleaded guilty to a wounding charge. 

The matter was adjourned to April 22 for sentencing.