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Man pleads guilty to stealing cop's private car

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2015 | 9:11 AM

One of the three persons charged in connection with the larceny of a motorcar belonging to Superintendent of Police Winston Hunt has pleaded guilty.

Joel Bailey entered the guilty plea yesterday when he and his alleged accomplices, Sashanna Maxwell and Jerome Scott, appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.

Bailey was driving the stolen motorcar when it was intercepted by the police on August 16.

He was remanded until October 2 for sentencing.

Meanwhile, Maxwell and Scott were each offered $100,000 bail with sureties.

In applying for bail attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie, who is representing Maxwell, stressed that she should not have been charged with the offence.

It was disclosed that Maxwell was not travelling in the stolen motorcar.

Scott and Maxwell were travelling in another car in a convoy which included the stolen motor car.

The bail application for Scott, who was the driver of the motorcar in which Maxwell was travelling, was made by attorney-at-law Christopher Townsend.

Scott and Maxwell are also to return to court on October 2.

Meanwhile, the court was told that the prosecution is also pursuing charges in connection with the anti-gang legislation against the accused persons as it is being alleged that the stolen car was rented to a notorious wanted man.