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30 months for repeat thief

COURT TODAY BLOCKA repeat thief changed his plea today when he returned before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.

Antonio Ryan Miller, of no fixed place of abode, admitted entering DeCoursey Smith’s house on April 7 this year, and stealing an $800 pair of shoes, clothes and a cellular phone, totalling $1 579 in value.

Police prosecutor, Sergeant Janice Ifill, told the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court that a report was made to police and when investigations were carried out, they led to Miller. The shoes and the phone were later recovered from him.

Miller begged the court “for a second chance” today.  “Man, please mam,” Miller said, “I would like a second chance.”

Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant reminded him that he already had several; in 2011 when he served 18 months and was ordered to undergo drug counselling for a similar offence, twice in 2012 when he had to pay costs and again in 2015.

“You have been before the court on several occasions for similar offences… and each time you trespassed, you removed property,” the magistrate told the offender.

Miller also asked the magistrate to consider placing him on a bond or community service.

“I’m not even going to consider a bond,” she said. “You are sentenced to 30 months in prison and the time spent on remand (six months) is to be deducted.”

5 Responses to 30 months for repeat thief

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 21, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Put he in the 12 o’clock sun to clean up the garbage around the island.

  2. Tonya Clarke
    Tonya Clarke August 21, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Crime is crime bottom line

  3. Alex Alleyne August 21, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    More and more we seeing court cases plaster all over here. Is this a jump start because a new person taking over the helm down at the “rag” who is from one of the crime ridden Islands ?

    • Kevin August 21, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      LOL. Boi, I not saying its due to ‘the change’ but for the last couple days I saying same darn thing. Recently every time I come to this ‘paper’ it reading like the courts section of the Nation.


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