Loiterers suffer different fates
Two St Michael men have admitted to loitering on the premises of a River Road, Bridgetown doctor on August 18 and giving cause to suspect that they were there to commit burglary.
They however suffered different fates earlier yesterday.
Peter Anthony Barnes, an unemployed 32-year-old Reed Street, The City resident, and his co-accused Davion Renaldo Davidson Layne of the same address, initially denied the charges when they appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates court before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant earlier today.
However, after Barnes asked to change his plea, Layne, 22, did likewise.
In presenting the case, Prosecutor Sergeant Neville Reid said it was around 1. 30 a.m. on Thursday when a security officer at the doctor’s office saw Barnes and Layne hiding among some trees on the compound. When he confronted them, the two men walked away.
He called police and by the time they arrived, Barnes and Layne were standing on the roadside.
When lawmen interviewed them, neither of the two could give a satisfactory reason for being there at that time.
Both men are known to the court and Barnes, who only last month was placed on a bond by Acting Chief Magistrate Douglas Frederick, was sentenced to one year in prison for breaching the bond, and an additional six months, to be served consecutively.
“But Mam, I just plead guilty . . . yuh couldn’t gih me a little credit fuh dah?” Barnes queried.
Meanwhile, Layne was placed on a bond to keep the peace for one year. A breach will land him in jail for six months. The court took into consideration that his last offence was in 2013.