Forgive me!

’I did not know what I was doing,’ says waldron

COURT TODAY BLOCKJamar Kemar Waldron will have to spend the next month in prison after he was remanded to HMP Dodds this afternoon after appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court.

Waldron, 21, of Hannays Valley, Christ Church was not required to plead to entering Sookram’s Fruit and Vegetables as a trespasser on March 26, 2016, while armed with a cutlass, and stealing $1,854 belonging to Bhanmatie Sookram.

Citing the seriousness of the charge, police prosecutor Sergeant Neville Reid objected to bail.

He revealed that threats had been made towards the complainant and he feared if Waldron was released Sookram would be harmed.

Furthermore, Reid said Waldron had been warned prior to the incident not to enter or trespass on the premises of the complainant.

“Instead of complying, he entered the premises and as a result he is here before the court today . . . not even a warning from the police was able to stop him.

“The complainant should be protected from the accused,” Reid insisted.

When asked if he had anything to say in his bail application, Waldron said he had not received any previous warning from police.

However, he admitted to having a serious drug problem and begged Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant for assistance.

“I was under the influence of cocaine and I would really like some help. I didn’t even know what I was doing,” Waldron said.

The magistrate then told him he could not be sentenced as the charge was indictable, before remanding him to prison until April 25.

Jamar Waldron being escorted off to jail by police.
Jamar Waldron being escorted off to jail by police.

9 Responses to Forgive me!

  1. Roslyn Clarke
    Roslyn Clarke March 30, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Here we go again! Only asking for help when it’s time to go to prison. Don’t even remembers what he was doing but remembers that he wasn’t warned by police.

    • Donild Trimp March 30, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Roslyn, what is wrong with giving him help for his addiction?

      Being addicted to drugs is an illness and should be seen as such.

      Prison is not the place for drug addicts.

  2. Claire Battershield
    Claire Battershield March 30, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Interesting, a convenient memory .Cannot remember the police warning but claim he didn’t know what he was doing . There are always patterns .Once before people would claim they were mad and go in the court and act mad .Then they would be sent to the Psychiatric Hospital thus avoiding prison .The system saw through that one . Not I am not saying all were playing but to many were crying mad .The thing to do is to ask for help which is ok .However many when they get this help do not comply .They are back in the same environment with the same people who will continue to supply them .Hardly anyone will say let me give John a vita malt .they will encourage him with the weed and the alcohol .

  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce March 30, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    He can help himself when he book in at Dodds City.

  4. Tenroad. March 30, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Lock him up !

  5. Isolene Evans
    Isolene Evans March 30, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Why are some bajans so selfish and under forgiving.Having a drug addiction problem is not easy.Yes people should pay for their wrong doings but at the same time they should be given help to over come their problems. Drug addiction is like a monkey on your back daily.When your body is calling for that drug, you will do any thing to get that fix.Any one who have a drug addiction and ask for help should be taken seriously and not make jokes of.

    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty March 30, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Adrian Allison, he has to take responsibility for his own wrongdoing- which is actually the first step in the process of recovery.

    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty March 30, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Isolene Evans, a lot of Barbadians do understand what it means to be a drug addict, so don’t waste your time.

  6. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams March 30, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Because it is Lent u want to be d man on d cross that ask for forgiveness cause he knew not what he did….well u ain’t talking to the one who forgave him. Go to jail, go directly to jail


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