Prisoners charged with 2014 armed robbery

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A man and a woman who are currently incarcerated at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) have been charged in connection with the robbery of a couple at Abbott’s Farm at Wood’s Estate in 2014, during which the husband was shot.
St Johnston’s Village residents, Earl “Early B” Martin, 48, and his 27-year-old girlfriend, Lynella Shaw, who are each serving five-year prison terms for possession of three guns and over 100 rounds of ammunition, were recently charged with the crime.
However, the two accused, who were expected to appear before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh in the St John’s Magistrates’ Court yesterday, did not make an appearance.
OBSERVER media understands that the charges of shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm, two counts of armed robbery and two counts of making use of a firearm to commit a felony, were filed yesterday and that committal proceedings have been set — in the absence of both accused — for June 19.
On that date, the magistrate will determine if there is sufficient evidence to send the matter to the High Court.
The police announced the breakthrough into the alleged incidents that occurred on December 21, 2014, when the owner of Abbott’s Farm, Phillip Abbott and his wife June, were attacked and robbed.
The report stated that three people wearing masks and dark clothing, entered the couple’s home and robbed them of two licensed firearms belonging to Phillip, an undisclosed sum of money, two silver bracelets, a gold chain, a gold watch, and two cellular phones.
Phillip was shot in the process, and was treated at the hospital for a gunshot wound to his left knee.
In January 2015, Martin and Shaw were arrested, charged and subsequently convicted for the possession of firearms and ammunition, after the police carried out an operation at their home. The raid resulted in the seizure of a 9mm Beretta pistol, a 12-gauge shotgun and a .380 Glock, as well as 125 rounds of ammunition and several cellular phones, all of which were believed to have been stolen.
A release from the police communications department, STRATCOM, said that investigations are ongoing and other charges are likely to be laid against the duo.
A man and a woman who are currently incarcerated at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) have been charged in connection with the robbery of a couple at Abbott’s Farm at Wood’s Estate in 2014, during which the husband was shot.
St Johnston’s Village residents, Earl “Early B” Martin, 48, and his 27-year-old girlfriend, Lynella Shaw, who are each serving five-year prison terms for possession of three guns and over 100 rounds of ammunition, were recently charged with the crime.
However, the two accused, who were expected to appear before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh in the St John’s Magistrates’ Court yesterday, did not make an appearance.
OBSERVER media understands that the charges of shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm, two counts of armed robbery and two counts of making use of a firearm to commit a felony, were filed yesterday and that committal proceedings have been set — in the absence of both accused — for June 19.
On that date, the magistrate will determine if there is sufficient evidence to send the matter to the High Court.
The police announced the breakthrough into the alleged incidents that occurred on December 21, 2014, when the owner of Abbott’s Farm, Phillip Abbott and his wife June, were attacked and robbed.
The report stated that three people wearing masks and dark clothing, entered the couple’s home and robbed them of two licensed firearms belonging to Phillip, an undisclosed sum of money, two silver bracelets, a gold chain, a gold watch, and two cellular phones.
Phillip was shot in the process, and was treated at the hospital for a gunshot wound to his left knee.
In January 2015, Martin and Shaw were arrested, charged and subsequently convicted for the possession of firearms and ammunition, after the police carried out an operation at their home. The raid resulted in the seizure of a 9mm Beretta pistol, a 12-gauge shotgun and a .380 Glock, as well as 125 rounds of ammunition and several cellular phones, all of which were believed to have been stolen.
A release from the police communications department, STRATCOM, said that investigations are ongoing and other charges are likely to be laid against the duo.

Earl “Early B” Martin (photos courtesy STRATCOM)(photos courtesy STRATCOM)

Lynella Shaw (photos courtesy STRATCOM)

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