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January 2, 2013
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Man remanded after failing to declare address

Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

The failure of a St Catherine man to declare his true address, resulted in him being remanded on a charge of possession of ammunition.

He is Devome Burke, 22, a labourer of Central Road, Central Village.

When the matter came up in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday, Burke pleaded not guilty.

In applying for bail, his lawyer, Donovan Williams, told the court that his client is able to prove his innocence and that he is not a flight risk. The lawyer said Burke was also a trained mechanic and have much to contribute to society.

''Your honour, there is hardly any case for him as the ammunition was found in the ceiling. My instruction is that he doesn't live there,'' Williams said.

He said Burke told him that he lives in Linstead, St Catherine, but this was refuted by the arresting officer who told the court the accused ''born and grow'' at Central Village. This was further confirmed by an elder relative, who told the court Burke indeed lives there.

With discrepancy in the address Resident Magistrate Marcia Dunbar-Green ordered Burke remanded until January 29 for verification of address.

The court heard that on December 10 police searched Burke's house and found 10 rounds of 9mm cartridges in a room.

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