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