Jamaica Crime News, Montego Bay: A man accused of assaulting a female in a taxi before he stole her hoody was granted bail in the sum of $250,000 in the St. James Parish Court on Wednesday.
Nicholas Christie of Cambridge, St. James was brought before presiding judge Sandria Wong-Small for assaulting a female, indecent assault and simple larceny.
Court records revealed that on May 20, 2019, the complainant was standing at a bus stop in Lilliput when Christie approached her, started a conversation with her and expressed his interest in having a relationship with her. The complainant told him she was not interested.
Shortly afterwards, a taxi came on the scene and Drummond also entered the cab and sat beside her. It is further alleged that whilst en route to downtown Montego Bay, Christie did certain things to her in the vehicle and told her that he had a weapon in his possession and demanded that she does whatever he says.
Upon reaching downtown, Christie took the complainant to various secluded areas, and during that time, he stole her hoody. However, she managed to escape and reported the matter to the police.
Christie was pointed out at Gravel Lane shortly afterwards and was subsequently arrested and charged.
He was offered bail in the sum of $250,000 with up to three sureties following an application by attorney-at-law Kayodii Fletcher. Reporting conditions were also attached to his bail and a curfew order between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. was also imposed on him.
He is to return to court on October 3 for a plea and case management hearing.