Crime

Father and daughter face the court on different charges

By Anita Nembhard
Free Lance Reporter

A father and his teenage daughter are out on bail after they both pleaded not guilty to charges of burglary and aggravated assault.
Jerome Bowden, 44, and his teenaged daughter, 18-year-old Ashanti Bowden, appeared in court before Magistrate Deborah Rogers, where they were read their charges.

The first to be arraigned was Ashanti, who was accused of assaulting Vanessa Moriera with a knife on Tuesday, January 12, 2015.
In court, Ashanti pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail in the sum of $3,000 plus one surety of the same. She was also restrained from approaching Moriera – the order stating she remain 100 yards away from the victim at any given time.
Jerome Bowden, a supervisor of Harpy Security Services, was charged with one count of ‘burglary with intent to commit bodily harm’ to a woman.

Allegations are that on that same day, January 12, 2015, he entered the home of Phillip Barrera, located on Racoon Street, and wounded Sherla Gillett.
In court Jerome claimed he went to Gillett’s home in an attempt to talk with her concerning her daughter and was arrested and charged with burglary.
He was granted bail in the sum of $800 plus one surety of the same amount, under the condition that he remains 100 yards from the victim.
Both father and daughter were able to post bail and are due back in court on March 15, 2016.

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