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December 20, 2013
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January 2 trial for man on larceny charge
Christopher Thomas, STAR Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

A St James man, who reportedly robbed a woman of her gold chain, had his case set for trial in January next year, when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Michael Denton, of a Barrett Town address, pleaded not guilty to larceny from the person, committed against Merlene Curlew. He was remanded in police custody until January 2.

robbed of chain

It is alleged that, on November 29, Curlew was walking along King Street, Montego Bay, when she was approached by Denton, who robbed of her gold chain. A police report was made and Denton was located and taken into custody, following which Curlew's chain was reportedly found in his wallet.

"Do you have a lawyer?" presiding magistrate Carolyn Tie asked Denton, on Tuesday.

"No, your honour, but my family told me they were starting the process (to get a lawyer)," Denton answered.

"Is the file ready?" RM Tie asked clerk of the court Natalie Malcolm.

"Yes, your honour, four witnesses are involved in this matter," said Malcolm.

RM Tie set the case for trial on January 2, and ordered Denton returned to police custody until that date.

"You will be brought back here on January 2. The case will be tried on that day," RM Tie told Denton.

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