Three months after release, youth back in jail


Three months after being released from prison, 23-year-old Teshawn McKenzie was on Monday remanded on a larceny charge.

McKenzie appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman on Monday and denied that on May 12, 2018, at Durban Street, Georgetown he stole a music cart valued $768,180, the property of Ezekiel Jackson.

Police Prosecutor, Quinn Harris told the court that McKenzie was employed by Jackson to operate the music cart.

Harris noted that on the day in question, the defendant collected the music cart from Jackson and failed to return it.

Jackson, however, made several calls to McKenzie’s phone but they were unanswered and a police report was subsequently made.

The Prosecutor objected to the defendant being released on bail on the grounds that he is facing a similar charge at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.

The Court also heard that McKenzie was among the 13 prisoners who had escaped from the Lusignan Prison on July 24, 2017. He was sentenced to one-year jail after he pleaded guilty to the charge and was released from prison on March 11, 2018.

Magistrate Latchman remanded McKenzie to prison and the matter is adjourned to July 16.

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