Accused man pleads court for help
Justin Wayne Jackman accused of stealing $20 from his ex-girlfriend and having apparatus fit for use in connection with cocaine pleaded with Magistrate Alliston Seale for help when he appeared last week.
The offences were committed on April 17 and 23 this year.
According to Sergeant Janice Ifill, the accused, a general worker, of no fixed place of abode, was seen by police on Reed Street, St. Michael with what looked like apparatus in his hand.
When Jackman, 36, saw the officers he dropped the item, which was retrieved and found to be a glass bottle with the bottom missing, with dark residue on the inside.
In relation to the theft, the prosecutor explained that Jackman and the complainant were in a relationship which ended in March because of Jackman’s cocaine use.
Earlier this month he went to the woman’s workplace, asking her to help him with his drug problem. She took him to Verdun House and he was later admitted to the Psychiatric Hospital.
However, Jackman checked himself out.
Saying that he was not ready on another occasion when he went to the Psychiatric Hospital, Jackman asked the court to help him.
“I really want some help. I ain’t want to go jail. My intention was to go to the mental today you know? But you know what happen?” he asked the acting magistrate. “I went in the dope hole to buy one –– my last $5,” Jackman said.
He was remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for a week and will return to court on May 8.