No Bail! Jarvis remanded to jail

Former Journalist Now suspect

Former Journalist Junior Jarvis was on Thursday 16th February charged with two offences at the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown.

Jarvis was charged with unlawfully entering the dwelling of Joseph Smith, of Arnos Vale, with an offensive weapon to wit a gun; and also charged with committing an act which is more than merely preparatory with the intent to commit a murder.

He was not required to plea to the indictable offence which occurred on Tuesday, February 14.

The Prosecutor Elgin-Richards requested a denial of bail, stating that Jarvis is to be charged with a more serious offence and if granted bail,  he would interfere with the investigation for the possible charge of murder.

Counsel for the accused Israel Bruce questioned the timeline for the possible charge of murder, noting that his client may have to wait weeks or even years for the additional charge to be laid against him.

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The Lawyer suggested withholding Jarvis’ travel documents and placing stop orders at all ports of exit.

Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias, however, denied the journalist’s bail, and he was remanded to jail because of the seriousness of the charges.

Jarvis was picked up on February 14,  by police officers for questioning in relation to the shooting death of senior Bank of SVG employee Randy Lawrence; which occurred in the Arnos Vale.

A preliminary inquiry into the matter will begin on February 22, 2017.

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