Grand Bahama Woman Gets New Jewelery

A 41-year-old Grand Bahama woman will be the first female in The Bahamas to be tagged with the electronic monitoring bracelet since its inception.

Patronella Russell, of Hunters, who is accused of arson following an incident in her hometown last month, appeared in a Freeport Court yesterday before Magistrate Debbye Ferguson to answer to the charges.

She is indicted on two counts of causing damage by fire as it is alleged that on Thursday, May 19, 2011 around 8:00 p.m. she intentionally and unlawfully caused the dwelling home of Andy Rolle, which is situated in Hunters, to be set on fire.

The damage to the wooden structure is said to be in the amount of $4,036.

As for the second count, police allege that the fire destroyed Rolle’s valid Bahamian passport that was said to be valued $500.