OWNER/MANAGER MCM BERMUDA.
I want to ask you some questions regarding your arrest yesterday.
Before I do, I must advise you that you are not obliged to say anything
unless you wish to do so and that whatever you do say may be taken down in
writing and given in evidence. Do
do you understand that you have been arrested in connection with a shipment of
didn`t know that.
I told you yesterday why you were being arrested.
Do you recall that.
was shocked yesterday.
me tell you again Everette, you have been arrested in connection with a shipment
of drugs that were imported into Bermuda.
you understand that now.
can I be connected.
am just trying to tell you why you were arrested.
Do you understand now.
understand what you said.
you were arrested at a residence at No 7 Seymour Farm Road. Do you agree.
was also a second person arrested at this residence.
Do you know him.
are you referring to.
believe he is also a Wellman. Do
you know him.
don`t know, he was there I guess.
Do you live at No 7 Seymour Farm Road.
you know who does.
who is that person.
my brother he is in charge of the apartment and my cousin lives there.
is your cousin.
which brother do you mean.
you have access to the apartment we found you in yesterday.
Wally your brother have access to it.
did you get to No 7 Seymour Farm Road yesterday.
picked me up from my sons house.
did he pick you up.
what sort of car is that.
is the number of the car.
is your sons house.
Head Drive, Warwick.
time did he pick you up.
5.30 pm or 20 to 6.
you worked during the day.
I knocked off 3.30 pm or quarter to four.
did you work.
my shop MCM at 95 Front Street.
what do you do at the shop.
own the business and work the cash register.
else works there.
and Barry being your brothers.
do they do.
We rotate, we work two a day, and I`m the one does the travelling and the buying for the shop.
else worked at the shop yesterday.
Wally and I.
when you left, did you leave Wally at the shop by himself.
I was on lunch break and I closed the shop up.
time was this.
left at a quarter to four and caught a taxi to my sons house.
where was Wally when you closed the shop.
left at about 2 pm to go to the movies.
is the telephone number of the shop.
whose residence is it where your son was.
she at home.
the telephone number at Miss Bean`s house.
did Wally know to pick you up at this address.
left a note by the cash register on the counter for him to call me there before
he left town.
you knew he would be coming back to the shop.
has keys to the shop.
Barry, and I, that`s all.
does Wally live.
lives with me in Somerset. He lives
upstairs with my mother and sister and I live downstairs.
you left Bulkhead Drive with Wally where were you both headed.
that your home in Somerset.
you tell me why you stopped off at Barry`s place on Seymour Farm Road.
had called my shop and gave Wally a message for me to call him in reference to
some asphalt. So I asked Wally
whats his number, did he leave a number and Wally said yes. Wally gave me the number.
did you do.
no. was either 51920 or 52019 and one of them I didn`t get no answer so I said
to Wally what did this guy keep calling me for now.
So I called the number and I managed to get hold of him and he replied to
me that I got a little bit of Public Works stuff in reference to asphalt. So
I told him I was waiting for my brother to pick me up and he asked me where he
should drop off the asphalt and I asked him does he know where Yice Wilson stays
at Seymour Farm and he says yes. Norman
was carting asphalt for Public Works and I saw him, that`s when he came in the
shop that was Tuesday or Wednesday. Last
week he came to the shop asking to borrow money.
I told him I can`t lend anybody money.
what happened then.
and I was waiting there. We got
there before him. I knocked on the
door to see if my cousin was home, `heads` Anthony Brangman and there was no
reply because I was going to tell Anthony to look out for him and show him where
to put it. The bathroom window was
open but it was so small so I went around the side and climbed in the side
window because I wanted to make a telephone call.
When I went to use the telephone Wally said it sounds like a trucks
coming now, cause Wally was stood outside waiting for me to open the door.
MR WELLMAN USES BATHROOM.
what happened next.
turn Wally and I took the car cover out of my car and we put the car cover on my
car to prevent the dust getting on the upholstery because he was going to dump
the asphalt. So when Wally and I
had done that he drove right up to the door.
the truck driver.
was telling him to go forward because he was coming back too far. So he jumped out of the truck and says I want you to do me
Norman go inside the apartment.
he took the TV`s inside.
we seized some customs papers from the apartment which relate to the TV`s.
How did they get inside the apartment.
put them on the table there.
you handle these papers.
you did not touch these papers.
I didn`t sir.
do you know Norman.
known him a long time from my half brother.
They used to work together. At
one point I hired him to move my show casing from my other store in Somerset to
an old place by Village Inn.
the apartment there were some plastic bags and pliers and screwdrivers which
were purchased recently. Did you or
Wally take these things to the apartment.
can`t recall no.
you had bought them yesterday, presumably you would be able to remember.
should be able to yeah.
when we searched the house we found various documents bearing your name.
Why would they be in the apartment.
wasn`t nothing with my name on it down there.
I haven`t been down there since October.
WELLMAN CALLS LAWYER.
time did Wally call you regarding Norman`s message.
was about twenty to five.
you know if he was at the shop when he called you.
yeah, Wally was at the shop because I had to call back to Wally at the shop.
I be correct in saying you have just returned to the Island from the United
sir, on a business trip.
did you go.
went to New York and Boston.
did you stay in Boston.
something. I`m not too familiar
did you stay in New York.
didn`t stay anywhere in New York, I alway stay in my cousins place on 122nd
is your cousin.
is the exact address, do you know.
just on 122nd between 1st and 2nd. It`s
apartment 6B. Sometimes I stay at
you stay at the Edison on this trip.
pretty sure I did.
you know of a place called the New Market Video Shop in Bermuda.
I have never heard of that place.
you purchase anything in New York.
I bought goods for MCM. I bought
$2000 and $3000 worth of good and brought back about $800 with me.
you purchase any televisions or video games in New York.
no no no no no. None of those
you make arrangements for any other person to purchase televisions or videos.
sir. Nothing like that.
WELLMAN SPEAKS TO LAWYER BAILEY.
have you had any other dealings with Norman, apart from him moving your things
from your shop.
you know anyone by the name of Stowe.
don`t know no guy called Stowe.
I don`t know this person sir.
you know Norman`s surname.
a Wellman but he`s not related to me.
you know his girlfriend Karen Gilbert.
you would not have ever called her.
even to locate Norman.
never ever sir.
number is the same as Norman`s apart from the last number.
She has a cellular telephone.
don`t know nothing about that there, I`ve never called her.
is my information that the televisions delivered to No 7 Seymour Farm Road
contained controlled drugs.
didn`t know that sir.
Norman ever been to your house at Somerset.
dropped me off once.
there anything else you want to say about this matter.
sir, I`ve said enough. I told you
the truth, the whole truth. It`s
easier for me to tell the truth than to lie.
ENDED. READ RECORD OVER TO WELLMAN.
that a true record of our conversation.
you answered these questions of your own free will.
you care to correct, alter, or add anything to this record.
the ones I said.
question marked `A`.) And what do
you do at the shop.
really the sales manager. Its a
family thing but Barry really owns the place.
question marked `B`) Then what.
Wally had asked Norman why this things open he said a forklift had put a hole in
question marked `C`) Has Norman
ever been to your house at Somerset.
I mean`t to say was, he dropped me back at home after we had transported the
stuff from the shop to the Village Inn.
I just want to cover one more area.
When we searched your car we found a half smoked hand made cigarette.
Do you know anything about that.
drives the car all day and it was around tyre and retreading all day.
If I was driving the car I would say it was mine.
FURTHER QUESTIONS TO WELLMAN.
you want to correct alter or add anything now.
I say, I would say it was mine I mean if I was driving the car I would know who
could have put it there.
you wish to correct, alter, or add anything now.
you care to sign this record.
I don`t want to sign that thing sir.
above questions and answers were recorded at Hamilton Police Station between
3.30 pm and 6.15 pm Friday 23rd March, 1990.
Present throughout DC Severin. Wellman
declined to sign record, however he drew line at the end of each page at the end
of the last question.
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