Two accused in car-stealing ring remanded
TWO men accused of involvement in a car-stealing ring were Thursday denied bail when they appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.
Eric Ellington and Kolilo Frazer are charged with conspiracy, larceny of a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, possession of criminal property and engagement in criminal property.
The men were recently arrested in connection with three stolen cars that were found at a location in St Catherine. The court heard that when both men were cautioned Ellington made no comment while Frazer reportedly said, "Officer, me a beg you a chance because me ago suffer."
On Thursday, Frazer's lawyer David Clarke sought bail for his client but was unsuccessful after Senior Magistrate Judith Pusey refused bail when she was informed by the prosecutor that additional charges were expected to be laid against the men in relation to two more cars that were recovered.
Clarke told the court that on the day his client was arrested he was travelling in a car with a friend who gave him a ride to work. He said that the police took his client to the place where the cars were scrapped. Following that, Clarke said, the police searched Frazer's home and found car doors. "But these goods that he had in his possession he bought from a gentleman," Clarke told the court. The lawyer said his client did not get a receipt as the men had promised to give him later but that he was arrested before he got the receipt.
Ellington's lawyer, C J Mitchell, who later attended the court, was informed of the new development in the case and as a result abandoned his bail application.
Both men were remanded until January 15, 2014.