Man pleads guilty to having rusty cutlass

COURT TODAY BLOCKPolice went to Marhill Street twice on May 16 after they got calls from people in the area that a man had a cutlass.

On the first occasion, they found nothing. But the second time, they found a rusty cutlass in Samuel Wendell Yearwood’s pants waist.

Yearwood, 52, of #7 Hill Top, Pinelands, St Michael, pleaded guilty to having an offensive weapon in a public place before acting Magistrate Alliston Seale. That was in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today.

According to Sergeant Neville Reid, police first responded to a call from someone at the Pot of Gold Arcade saying that a man had a cutlass. When they arrived, management informed them that Yearwood had been banned from their establishment because of his constant bad behaviour. They also said that a patron had seen Yearwood with the cutlass.

The labourer was searched by officers but nothing was found on him.

A second call came through later about a man misbehaving at Marhill Street. This time, police went there to find Yearwood tugging at his pants waist. Their search revealed the rusty cutlass.

He was fined $350 payable in one month, or he will be spending two month in prison.

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