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Big Armed Robbery Case DROPPED; WITNESS vehemently refuses to cooperate

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Wilkie Arthur

Freelance Court Reporter

 

#TurksandCaicos, November 9, 2023 – It boiled down to the report of Clement Joseph, Principal Public Prosecutor  who told Judge Tanya Lobban-Jackson that he is having extreme difficulties with the Crown’s main witness, the owner of the bar, who was shot and seriously injured in the abdomen.  So serious was his injury, the man had to be flown out to the United States for further medical treatment. Joseph told the Court that his witness is refusing to testify against the defendant, Randall Robinson and informs he wants nothing further to do with the case.

Randall Robinson, a resident of Snake Hill, Providenciales was charged with serious offences including, Discharging firearm, Discharging ammunition, Discharging ammunition with the intent to endanger life, Robbery and Wounding/Grevious bodily harm with intent.

The case stems from a Christmas season (December) 2020 foiled robbery attempt of a business establishment on Millennium Highway at Snake Hill, Providenciales.

In court at the time Mr. Joseph made one final attempt by calling the Virtual Complainant and putting the phone on speaker where all in the Court (except the judge) could have heard and it was clear, there was to be no cooperation for the DPP’s office.

The exchange was described as unpleasant, unkind and disrespectful.  An unprecedented predicament, which the Principal Public Prosecutor explained as a painful and embarrassing experience once the Hon. Lady Justice Ms. Tanya Lobban- Jackson re-entered the courtroom.

The NOLLE PROSEQUI was later read to the defendant and the case was dismissed against him.

In this discontinuation or dropped case, just like in most ‘nolles’, the Crown reserves the right to bring the case back up before the Court if any new developments or new evidence arises.

In speaking to the freed defendant, Randall Robinson as he left the court he responded to question on how he felt about the case being dropped against him, he said, “You just make sure you published I free off that case!” Robinson further said “I going sue them for this, holding up man life for most three years.”

RANDALL JASARIO ROBINSON was on October 17, 2023, nearly three years to the date of the alleged offenses, discharged from any further criminal prosecution pertaining to the incident.

Robinson’s attorney was senior defense counsel, Finbar Grant.

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Firearm and Drug Charges

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July 15th, 2024.

 

SHAIWANZO MISSICK of South Back Salina, Grand Turk, has been charged with six counts of firearm-related offences.

Missick, 30, was charged on July 13 after police officers consulted with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The offences against Missick are:

  • One Count – Discharging Firearm
  • One Count- Discharging Ammunition
  • One Count-Possession of Firearm with intent to commit a serious offence
  • Two Counts-Possession of Ammunition
  • One Count –Possession of Firearm
  • One Count-Possession of Controlled Drugs
  • One Count- Possession of Controlled Drugs with intent to supply.

The charges against Missick came following a report made on Saturday, 29 June 2024,  following a shooting incident in Breezy Brae.

Officers obtained a warrant and searched the accused’s residence based on the information received.

The RT&CIPF is asking the public to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously give any information on illegal activity.

Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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Five Cays Shooting Update

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#TurksandCaicos, July 19, 2024 – Shortly after noon on July 12th, the Control Room of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force received reports of a shooting in Five Cays, Providenciales. A team of offices was dispatched to Granny Hill.

Upon arrival, several interviews were conducted, and evidential items were retrieved.  Thankfully, no one was injured.

Given the investigation’s sensitivity and lines of inquiry, the RT&CIPF cannot comment further.

We are aware of audio videos and photographs purporting to be the location of where the incident allegedly occurred and ask that persons circulating such be mindful of exposing victims.

The RT&CIPF is again reaching out to the public, emphasising their crucial role in this investigation.

We urge you to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231- 1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously provide any information on this shooting or any illegal activity.

Your cooperation is vital in ensuring justice is served. Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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Discharge of Firearm

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Turks and Caicos – Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Friday 05th July 2024, the Police Control Room received a report of gunshots being heard at the TCI Disposal and Solid Waste, located along Millennium Highway, Blue Hills.

Officers and medical personnel responded, and based on preliminary investigations, a truck transporting a male occupant entered the dump and started offloading items.

An employee at the dump site confronted the occupant. However, he was shot at.

The employee managed to escape. Thankfully, he was not injured. This remains an active investigation.

The RTCIPF asks the public to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously give any information on illegal activity. Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the CrimeStoppers P3 app and share information anonymously.

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