19-year-old Kyjaun Prince, said to be of a Kingstown address, was officially charged for allegedly entering the Salvation Army’s premises in Kingstown sometime between July 7 and 8, 2021, and making off with $12, 000 in cash.
When he appeared before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne to answer to the charge, the visibly disheveled young man pleaded not guilty but wanted to offer an explanation to the Court which was not entertained.
The Chief Magistrate, having heard no objections, accorded him bail in the sum of $13, 000 with one surety and a twice-weekly reporting condition, so that he would have had to check in with the Central Police Station at Kingstown.
He was remanded into custody since no one turned up to post his bail.
Having left the Courtroom Prince, while handcuffed to another accused person, rushed journalist Kenton Chance and threatened to suffer an additional “charge” if it meant he could satisfy his urge to cause bodily harm or damage Chance’s camera.
He was escorted to the back of waiting police transport, the intention being to commence his remand. While on that vehicle Prince began acting up again and had to be verbally restrained by the attending officers.
Prince was returned to Serious Offences Court, in that same sitting, to answer to a separate charge of theft.
This time he pleaded not guilty to the allegations that he stole a number of items amounting to $2273 along with $674 in cash from Everest Trading, a department store operating in Kingstown.
He was also slapped with damage to property charges which included two sheets of plywood, galvanize, and deadbolts belonging to Peng Zhang.
The prosecution again did not object to bail and the Serious Offences Court levied a $4500 fee and demanded one surety.
Both trials are set to begin at the Kingstown Magistrate Court on August 16.