Constables Ralston Parchment and Reneque Pearson of St. Catherine South Division were remanded in custody when they appeared in the St. Catherine Parish Court on Tuesday March 5, 2019, after they were arrested and charged for Robbery with Aggravation, Assault at Common Law and Illegal Possession of Firearm by detectives from MOCA.
Allegations are that on February 17, 2019 the complainants’ house was broken into and several items stolen to include money. The police were called to investigate the matter and during this process a member of the police team began to show much interest in the complainants’ possessions. On February 20, 2019 four men who identified themselves as police went to the home of the complainants, brandishing hand guns and proceeded to rob them. It is further alleged that the accused men and their co-assailants stole jewelry and other items valued at over Thirteen Million Dollars ($13,000,000.00) and fled the scene in awaiting motor car.
Parchment and Pearson were placed on identification parades where they were positively identified and subsequently charged for Robbery with Aggravation, Possession of Illegal Firearm and Assault at Common Law. They were remanded in custody when the matter was mentioned in the St. Catherine Parish Court. The matter was then transferred to the Gun Court Division of the Home Circuit and is scheduled for mentioning on Friday March 22, 2019.
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