Sex worker granted bail for armed robbery

first_imgNineteen-year-old Godfrey Cox, who was further remanded to prison on his last court appearance, was on Tuesday granted bail by Magistrate Dylon Bess when he reappeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Cox was charge with the offence of armed robbery back in June of this year. The sex worker denied the charge when he made his first appearance. The charge stated that on June 20, 2018, at King and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown, while being armed with a dangerous weapon – that is a knife – he robbed David Harvey of $65,000.The court heard that on the day in question, Harvey was heading to a gas station on Regent Street, Georgetown, to pay workers when the defendant attacked him, held him at knifepoint and relieved him of the cash that was in his pants pocket.Police Prosecutor Gittings on Tuesday made objections to bail, however Magistrate Bess granted bail to the accused, citing that the Virtual Compliant failed to appear in court each time the matter was called. Cox was released on $50,000. The case will continue on September 28.last_img read more

Prosecutor says athletes had steroids

first_img Player dies A defensive back for Daytona Beach’s minor league football team, who was knocked unconscious in a helmet-to-helmet block, died from a broken neck, according to a preliminary autopsy report. Javan Camon, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound defender for the Daytona Beach Thunder of the World Indoor Football League, probably was killed instantly Monday, said a Volusia County spokesman, speaking on behalf of the Medical Examiner. Camon was injured when he tried to tackle the ball carrier in the fourth quarter of a game. A Columbus Lions receiver blocked Camon on the play, sending him to the turf. He went into cardiac arrest, Daytona Beach police said. “I understand that the involvement of athletes and celebrities makes this a sexy story, but I assure you we are not, at this point, we are not concerned with the celebrity factor,” Soares said. “Our focus here is to shut down distribution channels.” Soares was in Orlando, Fla., for two pharmacy raids conducted by federal and state agents at two Signature Pharmacy stores. Four company officials, including a married couple who are both pharmacists, were arrested. They were charged with criminal diversion of prescription medications and prescriptions, criminal sale of a controlled substance and insurance fraud. Receiver charged A Duke wide receiver was charged in the traffic death of another driver after a weekend accident in Reidsville, N.C. Raphael Chestnut was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle, the state Highway Patrol said. He also faces a charge of driving left of the center line. He is to appear in court April 16, according to court calendars. Chestnut is not expected to be disciplined by the football team, a Duke spokesman said. Douglas Smith, 50, died at the scene, the patrol said. His wife and infant in his car weren’t injured, and Chestnut wasn’t seriously injured. The patrol said alcohol or drugs weren’t involved in the Sunday wreck, which happened on a curve during heavy rain. New soccer league A new women’s professional soccer league, with help from Major League Soccer, will be launched in 2008 with teams in Los Angeles, Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago and Washington. It would replace the Women’s United Soccer Association, which folded in 2003 after three years. A sixth team, which already has financial backing, will be announced once it has chosen a city to play in, Antonucci said. The league hopes to add two more teams in 2009. Duke evaluated Duke University needs to become more diverse, inclusive and engaged, a committee concluded in Raleigh, N.C., in its evaluation of campus culture following rape allegations involving the lacrosse team. The committee called for a new course requirement for undergraduates focusing on racial and class differences in the United States, and increasing admission standards at the elite, private university in Durham. Olson responds Arizona’s Lute Olson labeled speculation that he has Parkinson’s disease “a vicious, vicious rumor” that is “totally false.” The 72-year-old coach brought up the subject at his weekly news conference. “I have gotten some calls about rumors and certain radio stations running some things about me having Parkinson’s, which is a complete lie,” Olson said. “I have physicals like everyone else does. There is absolutely no medical indication of any type of problem.” Messier honored Mark Messier skated onto the ice at Rexall Place in full equipment and hoisted the Stanley Cup for an Edmonton Oilers crowd that seemed to cherish him more than ever. After his No. 11 jersey had been raised to the ceiling, Messier took a final lap of the ice in the old building where he helped turn the Oilers into a dynasty. Briefly Quarterback Damon Huard has agreed to a three-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Defensive tackle Hollis Thomas has agreed to a four-year, $12 million contract with the New Orleans Saints. San Francisco 49ers linebacker Derek Smith underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a damaged muscle connected to his left eye, a delicate injury that hampered his play last season. Smith won’t participate in contact drills until the preseason, but should be healthy for his 11th pro campaign. Marat Safin beat Stefan Koubek of Austria 7-5, 6-2 in his opening round-robin match at the Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas. Defending champion Rafael Nadal, playing his first match since the Australian Open quarterfinals, rallied past Marcos Baghdatis 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 Tuesday in the first round of the Dubai Open in the United Arab Emirates. Defending champion Luis Horna lasted just two games before retiring with an injury against fifth-seeded Gaston Gaudioin the first round of the Mexican Open in Acapulco. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img A New York prosecutor said athletes and celebrities were involved as customers in an illicit steroid sales network that produced at least four arrests on Tuesday. However, Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares declined to name any specific consumers. He said his office was not investigating patients, but instead alleged producers and distributors that include doctors and pharmacists. last_img read more