17-year-old sent to jail
At the time, Magistrate Graveney Bannister also ordered Knight to undergo counselling for violence and granted him bail, pending the completion of the community service.
Back in court today, the 17-year-old youth of Bonnetts, Brittons Hill, St Michael received the alternative sentence of nine months in prison on the original wounding charge, when he reappeared before Magistrate Bannister.
It came about because while Knight was on bail, he appeared in another court on three charges, including the use of a firearm. He was remanded to HMP Dodds as a result and could not finish the community service.
Knight had been assigned to the National Conservation Commission (NCC) and was assisting in cleaning beaches. The alternative sentence was imposed today when Knight’s community service-related progress report was due.