Couple from the United States facing multiple charges and denied bail after airport arrest


The couple arrested at the airport this week will be spending the weekend at His Majesty’s Prison, as per the decision made by Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh on Friday morning.

Larry Parks, aged 45, and Yetta Purcell, aged 42, were remanded on a Malicious Damage charge.

Despite living in the United States, the defendants pleaded not guilty to damaging a vehicle at an apartment they were renting in Gambles on Wednesday.

The chief magistrate, considering them flight risks, denied bail to the defendants.

Parks and Purcell were apprehended by the police at the airport as they attempted to flee the country following the Gambles incident.

The couple is now facing multiple charges, including Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Malicious Damage of a Police Vehicle, and several Battery on Police charges.

Magistrate N’gaio Emanuel will preside over their hearing for these charges, as the Coolidge area where the airport is situated falls under her jurisdiction.

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  1. I bet they are dark skinned.
    If they were caucasians the GG would have given them a pardon and the AG would have escorted them to the airport.

    Short memory Antiguans White caucasian woman caught smuggling ammunition into the country at the airport……

    • She got off damn easy fu real. But plenty black Antiguans seem vex with the government when she was arrested in the first place.
      Anyway six black Americans got off easy when they assaulted police officers.
      And I know of a white European who had the book thrown at him and had to pay for an altercation with police at VCB Airport.

  2. People must realize that because they come from big country, they can’t do illegal acts in small Antigua. Now, they will be spending a free weekend in hotel 1735.

  3. Where is the magistrate husband that ran over the two medical students on Fries Hill road , leaving one dead and the of no use to herself. To make matters worst he fled the scene of the accident. Of course out on bail . Notice his magistrate wife not carrying his nah carrying his name anymore.

    • Mind your f business, u seems mixup: wha she husband and her personal life have to do with them ppl wrong doing. U need a hand grenade in your mouth

  4. She nah carry he name no more fu let it look good, but everyone done no say a he wife she be .

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