A 33-year-old handyman of Town Centre, Buccoo, Tobago, is scheduled to return to court at the end of this month, to face charges of breach of a protection order and burglary, after being denied bail by a Scarborough Magistrate, last Wednesday.
According to a TTPS release, the accused—WENDELL KING—was advised to apply to a Judge in Chambers for bail, after being denied bail when he appeared before Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor, at the First Magistrates’ Court Scarborough via Virtual Court on Wednesday 2nd September 2020.
Official police reports state that on Saturday 20th June, 2020 at around 4.30 am the victim alleged that she was at her home, asleep in her bedroom when she was awoken by someone calling out her name. On checking, she reportedly saw the accused standing outside her home attempting to open the window.
She claimed that he then demanded she allow him entry into her home. She refused and he became annoyed and kicked down her front door and entered the house. She raised an alarm and the accused ran out of the house making good his escape.
Back in January of this year, the victim had applied for and obtained a protection order from the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court, which was valid for a period of two years. The accused, WENDELL KING, had been named as the respondent in that order.
Following the incident on June 20th, the victim made a report to the Shirvan Road Police Station and the matter was transferred to the Gender Based Violence Unit, Tobago Division. WPC Lashley was detailed to investigate and the victim was interviewed and the scene visited.
Several attempts were made to arrest the accused, without success.
The suspect eventually was arrested on Sunday 30th August 2020, by officers of the Emergency Response Patrol Unit, Scarborough Police Station, and handed over to the Gender Based Violence Unit.
On Tuesday 1st September 2020, WPC Lashley continued enquiries and formally charged the accused.
The matter was adjourned to Wednesday 30th September 2020.