Skyah Furbert. *File photo by Kageaki Smith
Skyah Furbert. *File photo by Kageaki Smith

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8: A defendant who agreed to wear an electronic bracelet as part of his bail conditions appeared in court for damaging the device’s charge.

Skyah Furbert, 20, today pleaded not guilty in Magistrates’ Court to willfully damaging an electronic charger on January 16, property of the Bermuda Security Group, damage exceeding $60.

Crown counsel Takiyah Burgess told the court the offence relates to an electronic monitoring device Mr Furbert wears as part of his bail conditions.

He was charged with six others for wounding two men during a bar fight at Docksiders in December.

All seven defendants agree to wear the electronic bracelets before being given bail.

Police Sergeant Lyndon Raynor told the court the device must be charged for two hours everyday in order for it to be tracked.

“The security company said they weren’t getting any signals from the device.

“When they made some inquiries, they realised that the charger connection had been damaged.

“It’s the view that the only way the damage to have happened is for it to be willfully or unlawfully.”

But Mr Furbert’s lawyer Saul Dismont told the court his client didn’t damage the charger.

Addressing the court, the defendant said: “I have a little brother at home and he did stand on the charger and dismantled it.

“I didn’t break it.

‘”I called the people one time and they brought a new one and I haven’t had any problems with it.”

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner adjourned the matter for trial in April.

Mr Furbert was released on $2,000 bail.