Mechanic jailed for wounding
Magistrate Douglas Frederick today sentenced a 37-year-old mechanic from St John to six months behind bars on a wounding charge.
Nicholas Andre Harewood of Glebe Land was charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding Shadijah Moore on July 5 this year.
Harewood had first pleaded not guilty to the charge on September 22, but changed that plea to guilty five days later.
The magistrate also ordered that Harewood get psychiatric treatment while incarcerated at HMP Dodds.
Also appearing before Magistrate Frederick today was Lamal Valence Whitney, of Licorish Village, My Lord’s Hill, St Michael.
The 23-year-old admitted to possession of a small quantity of marijuana.
The illicit drug was found after police executed a search warrant at Whitney’s house of October 25.
He was fined $350, which must be paid in a week’s time or Whitney will spend one month behind bars.
In another matter, which came before Frederick yesterday, a robbery case against Timothy Paul Sobers was dismissed.
The 2nd Avenue Sealy Land, Bank Hall, St Michael resident had been charged with stealing a cellular phone worth $1 700, belonging to Tanisha Lashley, on April 19, 2013.
When the case was called, the police prosecutor Sergeant Neville Watson told the court: “I am in your hands in relation to this matter, Sir.”
However, Sobers quickly intervened, requesting a final adjournment on the matter on the basis that the case had gained little traction since he had been charged.
After hearing his submission, Magistrate Frederick dismissed the case.
Despite the dismissal, Sobers was not a free man since he is currently serving time at HMP Dodds on another matter.