Barber clips comedian’s wallet

COURT TODAY BLOCKA St Thomas teenager will reappear in the District ‘D’ Magistrates Court for sentencing on March 24 after pleading guilty to stealing US$3,000 and a wallet belonging to popular comedian, Trevor Eastmond.

Kemo Jaleel Carter, a 19-year-old barber from Spring Farm, appeared before Magistrate Ian Weekes yesterday, a week after a break-in at Eastmond’s home.

The court heard from police prosecutor Sergeant Glenda Carter-Nicholls that when Eastmond left his residence on February 17, he closed but did not lock the door. He returned to find Carter and another man in his house.

He and one man struggled and by the end of it, Eastmond managed to remove the mask from Carter’s face. He recognised the intruder and later notified police.

When a warrant was executed at Carter’s home, lawmen found US$1,080. A presentencing report has been ordered on the first-time offender, who was remanded to HMP Dodds pending sentencing.

Carter is being represented by attorney-at-law Samuel Legay.

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