A repeat offender was today denied bail after a City Court heard that he broke into his sister’s apartment and stole bearings, inclusive of $20,000 cash.
41-year-old Devon Marks was arraigned before Magistrate Judy Latchman who appeared virtually at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. He pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleges that on August 28, at Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, he broke the apartment of Lashaun James and stole bearings, including $20,000 cash, property of Lashaun James.
The Court Prosecutor told the court that on the day in question, James left her home at about 11:00 hrs and returned around 19:00 hrs. When she entered, she saw that her home had been broken into. The prosecutor said that after being informed of certain information, James went to the Brickdam police station and made a report.
He said that the police contacted Marks, who is James’ brother and the man confessed that he was the person who broke into his sister’s apartment. However, Marks told the Magistrate that he did not give any oral confessions. He added that he is a drug abuser and that this usually leads to persons in the area blaming him for any crimes.
Following the man’s address to the court, the Prosecutor objected to his release. He told the court that the man is a repeat offender, who was in the past, was convicted for a similar offense. It was further noted that Marks recently completed a jail sentence. The Magistrate then denied bail and adjourned the matter until September 29.