Knife for protection, teen tells magistrate
Teenager Codi Javon Agard has been ordered to perform 120 hours of community service after he pleaded guilty to having a flick knife close to his home on January 30.
The 18-year-old of #28 Kensington Lodge, Passage Road, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant yesterday in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court.
Police revealed that officers were in the Passage Road area and had a section cordoned off in relation to a matter. Agard started walking toward them and when he was told to stop, he refused and began shouting at the officers.
He was stopped by the policemen and after they explained that the area was being secured, he began arguing with them. He was questioned and searched, and the flick knife was found in his pants pocket.
His explanation for having the weapon was, “I got that for my protection ‘cause some fellows from Nelson Street always interfering with me.”
Agard has to return to court on April 29.