Peacemaker gets to leave prison

COURT TODAY BLOCKA man who was behind bars on remand for five years, after being caught with guns he said he took from some men to stop a dispute, finally went home today.

Deandre Nathaniel Bailey, of Lot 19 Gall Hill, Cane Vale New Road, Christ Church, was allowed to go when Justice Randall Worrell told him his remand period would count as his sentence.

The 42-year-old had pleaded guilty to having two 9-mm firearms as well as ammunition.

The facts revealed that some men were arguing in Wotton, Christ Church and Bailey intervened and tried to prevent the disagreement from escalating.

Bailey convinced the men to hand over their guns to him and was walking along Wotton Road with the firearms when he saw police. Bailey tried to throw away the weapons but police recovered them and subsequently arrested and charged him.

In his mitigation in the High Court last week, defence attorney Mohia Ma’at said that even though Bailey had run afoul of the law many times before –– with 25 previous convictions, including for robbery, theft, having an offensive weapon, criminal damage and breach of a bond –– his last period of incarceration “has changed his life”.

Ma’at said his client was at the stage where he wanted “to be there for his son” who was doing well at secondary school.

He also reminded the court that none of Bailey’s offences related to firearms, that he had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and was also “very remorseful”.

He therefore asked Justice Worrell to sentence his client to time served, and the judge agreed.

Crown Counsel Krystal Delaney prosecuted the case.

5 Responses to Peacemaker gets to leave prison

  1. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer February 7, 2015 at 11:09 am

    he was not rich

  2. NAKED DEPARTURE - The Trilogy Series
    NAKED DEPARTURE - The Trilogy Series February 7, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Five years on remand is an injustice right there!

  3. Maxine Hutchinson February 7, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Mr Bailey, be careful in your attempts at peacemaking with persons in a rival. Your honesty has brought you through. May you allow the Master Within to guide your thoughts, words and actions. So Mote it Be.

  4. Donna February 7, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    That was a brave thing you did. I pray that you will now be a good father to your son and that he will reap success in life. I hope people will be kind to you as you seek to become a productive member of society.

  5. Mark Wrd
    Mark Wrd February 7, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Somebody wants locking up .


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