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March 10, 2014
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Alleged car thieves get bail extension
Christopher Thomas, STAR Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

Two St James men accused of stealing another man's car for scrap parts last year had their bails extended when they appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court last Thursday.

Adrian Woodstock, from Tangle River, and truck driver Garnet Hines, from Flamstead Gardens, are charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. Their case was set for mention on March 13 as the prosecution's case file was incomplete.

The allegations are that on September 10, 2013, the complainant parked his white Toyota Corolla at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, and on his return 45 minutes after, it was missing. A report was made to the Mount Salem police.

The following day, acting on information, the police went to Tucker, Irwin, and saw Woodstock and Hines scrapping the stolen vehicle. The men ran but were subsequently caught and arrested.

"Is the file in a state of readiness?" Resident Magistrate Carolyn Tie asked clerk of the court Reginald England.

"The last time a chain of custody statement was outstanding, and I have been trying to get in touch with the officer (in charge of the statement) since Tuesday ... my instructions are that she is on sick leave till March 10," said England.

RM Tie subsequently set the case for mention on March 13.

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