Nine months for breaching bond

COURT TODAY BLOCKKeisha Melissa Clarke will spend the next nine months in prison after breaching a bond imposed on her less than three months ago.

Clarke, 28, of Military Road, Bush Hall, St Michael pleaded guilty to having cocaine in her possession on March 17, 2016, when she appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court yesterday.

When a check was made by Magistrate Douglas Frederick, it was found that Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sergeant had placed Clarke on a one-year bond to keep the peace on January 28.

A breach of that bond meant that she had to pay $1,500 forthwith or spend nine months in prison.

Clarke was unable to pay the fine, and as a result she was hauled off to begin serving her sentence at HMP Dodds.

Frederick also sentenced her to six months for the cocaine charge, but that
will run concurrently.

3 Responses to Nine months for breaching bond

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce April 16, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Ears compressed with wax!

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  2. Sherene Drakes-Seales
    Sherene Drakes-Seales April 16, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Good grief the young lady has a serious drug problem. Send her to prison for what? How will that resolve her problem. She needs help and fast!!.. So after her stint in prison then what?. The problem will still be there.

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  3. Tony Webster April 16, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Interminable court delays; files that hide themselves; postponements; adjournments; no-shows and absences of litigants, witnesses, even (as reported) presiding officers; remitted remands; bonds imposed but not honoured; fines imposed but neither paid, nor followed-up. There is evidently (sorry) a high esteem, regard and respect accorded to our judicial system, and all who comprise it.

    We sure are punching…above our wait.

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