Man caught hiding in shop


April 10, 2018

A St James man, who was reportedly found hiding inside the closet of the owner of the shop he had robbed, was remanded in custody when he was brought before the St James Parish Court recently.

Javon Wright, 21, of a Cambridge address, was charged with shopbreaking and larceny.

The allegations are that on March 20, the complainant locked his shop and left for home. The following day, he returned and saw that a section of the door was damaged. It was subsequently discovered that two cellular phones and an undisclosed sum of money were missing from the shop.

It is further alleged that the complainant then found Wright hiding inside a closet in the establishment. Wright was handed over to the police, and he was later arrested and charged.

During the court proceedings, presiding parish judge Sandria Wong-Small asked Wright's mother whether her son had any mental defects.

"About four or five years ago, he (Wright) fell out of a tree and cut his head," Wright's mother explained.

"So has his behaviour been okay since then?" asked Wong-Small.

"Yes, your honour," the mother replied.

It was also disclosed that a legal aid attorney would be sought to represent Wright.

He was remanded and the case is set for mention on April 11.

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