Stolen liqour lands man in jail

March 01, 2024

A Corporate Area man is to retain legal representation to prove that he did not break in his neighbour's house and steal almost $200,000 worth of liquor.

It was shared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday that sometime last year, the accused man, Javon Hope, cut a hole in the roof of the complainant's house and gained entry to a storeroom.

Hope is alleged to have stolen $180,000 worth of alcoholic beverages. When he was apprehended and cautioned, he is alleged to have told investigators, "Me tief dem because him nuh wah gimme dem fi me open me shop."

But when Hope appeared before presiding judge Carlo Mason on Thursday, he denied making the caution statement and pleaded not guilty to malicious destruction of property and housebreaking and larceny.

The matter was adjourned until April 30 for Hope to get a lawyer.

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