Accused Akim Stevens in June 2011 at the High Court
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Following a trial, Akim Stevens, 26, who was accused of burglarizing Quito’s Guest House in Carrot Bay, was found guilty on several charges.
The accused, a national of Dominica and a Belonger, made an appearance before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards yesterday, March 29, when the verdict was handed down.
He was found guilty on the charges of burglary, criminal trespassing, driving an uninsured vehicle and driving without a license.
Stevens will make another appearance on April 4 for sentencing.
According to court records, on May 13, 2016, Stevens was caught by the owner, climbing up the back of Quito’s Guest House.
When the owner shouted, “Hey, what you doing here”, Stevens jumped from the building and disappeared in the night, heading in the direction of the beach.
Having called police, the owner identified the assailant as Akim Stevens, highlighting that they worked together in the past. The owner also noted that the Stevens was wearing a black shirt and camouflage pants at the time.
Later that evening, officers met up with Stevens in a vehicle parked on the side of the road. Officers noted that he was found dressed in the same clothing identified by the witness and his feet were covered with sand.