Fleeing tiler lands in jail
Anderson Ricardo Prescod’s planned trip to Grenada didn’t go according to plan.
Instead of boarding his flight to the ‘Spice Island’, he ended up in the arms of police officers as he was held trying to leave the island with a false passport.
As a result, Prescod, 37, of Holders Hill, St James will spend the next eight months in prison after being sentenced to 12 months by Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today.
The tiler pleaded guilty to giving a false statement to the Barbados Immigration Department on November 9, 2015, claiming to be Quennel Rommel Parris, a Barbadian national, as well as dishonestly obtaining one Barbados passport
valued at $150.
In handing down the sentence, Fredrick told the repeat offender who was represented by Romaine Marshall, that he had taken into consideration the four months he had already spent on remand at HMP Dodds.
The court heard that Prescod applied for a passport under the name Quennel Parris on November 9, 2015 and collected it three days later.
He was however held at the Grantley Adams International Airport by police officers as he attempted to leave the island for Grenada shortly after.
He was taken to the Oistins Police Station and further checks for an identification card and birth certificate bearing the name Quennel Rommel Parris were not found.