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Man allegedly held with stolen FLOW batteries offered bail

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:15 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:

The St James man who was recently arrested and charged after he was allegedly held with 41-cell site batteries, which were reportedly stolen from various FLOW mobile cell sites in St Ann, was offered bail in the sum of $500,000 when he appeared before the St Ann Parish Court on Holy Thursday.

The accused man, 37-year-old, Kenneth ‘Ruption’ Dent, a sound system operator and barber of Ocean Ridge in Norwood, St James, was ordered to return to court on July 4.

On condition of his bail, Dent was ordered to surrender his travelling documents and report to the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay three times each week.

Dent, who is facing charges of simple larceny and receiving stolen goods, was left without proper representation when he appeared in court as his lawyer, Martin Thomas, did not show. A bail application was made for the accused by a substitute attorney.

According to reports, on Wednesday, April 10, between midday and 6 p.m., a police team, consisting of officers attached to the St James and St Ann police divisions, carried out an operation at Dent’s house and the batteries were discovered.

The stolen batteries were reportedly being used to power a multimillion-dollar mobile sound system, which was seen inside the accused man’s car, as well as a generator, which was being used to power a solar system at his house.