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August 8, 2014
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Mechanic on larceny charge gets bail
Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

A mechanic caught scraping a stolen car, was granted $200,000 bail in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

He is Steve Anthony Morgan of Cockburn Gardens, St Andrew. When the matter was mentioned before Resident Magistrate Lyle Armstrong, Morgan pleaded not guilty.

His lawyer, Lyndel Wellesley, made a successful bail application. He told the court that his client was a victim as he is a mechanic and was paid to take out the car's engine when he was held.

Bail was granted in the sum $200,000 with one or two sureties. Morgan returns to court on October 27.

Allegations are that about 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014, the complainant parked his Toyota Mark X motor car at the Famous Nightclub in Portmore. He returned to find it missing and made a report to the police.

Three days later, police went into Cockburn Gardens where Morgan and others were seen scrapping the car. The others ran but Morgan was held and charged with larceny of motor vehicle.

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