Kareem Simon, one of four men charged in connection with the Road Town Police Station break-in last November, intends to plead guilty if a deal can be reached with the Crown, his lawyer Herbert McKenzie said in High Court Friday.
Mr. McKenzie said in court he had sent a letter to Director of Public Prosecutions Elizabeth Hinds the previous day, proposing a possible plea for his client. Ms. Hinds said she had not yet seen the letter and had not yet filed an indictment in the case, since she was waiting on paperwork from the Magistrates’ Court regarding the accusations against the other men charged in the break-in.
“The charge is a charge of acting together,” Ms. Hinds said. “We intend to include the other defendants’ names on his indictment.”
Mr. Simon, an Antiguan residing in the Virgin Islands, is currently charged with aggravated burglary, carrying an unlicensed firearm, unlawful possession of explosives and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Mr. Simon, Ramon George and Kamal Meade are alleged to have entered the police station armed with a Glock pistol and 16 rounds of ammunition, according to police. The ammunition is the basis for the explosives charge.
See the March 31, 2011 edition for full coverage.