Father of seven held for stealing bottle of rum

COURT TODAY BLOCKA 66-year-old man was remanded on a theft charge today after appearing before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.

Winston Errol Bovell, 66, of no.144 Lodge Terrace, St Michael, denied stealing one pack of stew combo and a bottle of Black Label Rum, totalling $16.59, from Massy Stores on November 7.

Sergeant Janice Ifill informed the court that Bovell, a civil engineer, already had a similar charge.

His attorney Oliver Thomas submitted that the accused, a father of seven, has no conviction on record and “is a suitable and proper candidate for bail”.

He also remarked that even though the alleged offence was one that suggests dishonesty, the quantum involved would suggest that it was not one of “a very serious nature”.

Thomas added that his client poses no danger to society and asked the court to grant bail with conditions attached if necessary.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant said she was not minded to grant bail “at this time”, stressing that it was “not so much the quantum, but the principle of the thing”.

Bovell was remanded until December 7.

9 Responses to Father of seven held for stealing bottle of rum

  1. Petula Webster November 10, 2015 at 9:37 am


  2. Jema Goodluck
    Jema Goodluck November 10, 2015 at 10:00 am

    He ah drink his problems away!

  3. Donild Trimp November 10, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Is this a joke? Remanded for stealing a bottle of rum and givin another individual bail for murder? Really?

  4. Violeta Patricia Piggott
    Violeta Patricia Piggott November 10, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Cudnt he steal food lol

  5. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce November 10, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Complete waste of Tax Payers money paying for his up keep in Dodds City. Pure utter madness. All Musty, Massy Management had to do, remove the items and ban the man from entering the store.

  6. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce November 10, 2015 at 12:12 pm
  7. jrsmith November 10, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    This , man done , this before. as for being a professional, its ok, in London a QC was caught , fiddling his train ticket , was arrested. appeared in court, was fined £750. so.

  8. Andrew Rudder November 10, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Sad situation! If the total tab only came to less than 17 dollars; then this pittance of a price should have been dealt with accordingly. I do hope he has learnt a lesson and would not shame his poor seven children again.

  9. shar bov November 10, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    This is utter foolishness, I know this individual personally and he has 7 children who all have good jobs, but he has a problem so before remanding him I think the judge should have ordered a report before even remanding him and find out what is his problem as he is known to wander away sometimes and he also forgets thing sometimes, but I guess that was not even important to anyone as not one of his children was contacted before remanding him as he has no reason to steal as he also has 2 apartments rented out and a house. And at 66 could someone not realize that there has to be a problem he has or a reason why he would do such a thing as he also receives a government pension which he had in his possession to be cashed and could have easily paid for the item, but I guess no one cared about his circumstances or to even realize that he forgets even where he lives sometimes.


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