Teen gets last chance

COURT TODAY BLOCKA teenager who pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis on Saturday, received a stern warning yesterday that he is running out of options.

Eighteen-year-old Charles Tarrel Grant of 3rd Avenue, Harts Gap, St Michael was therefore given one last opportunity by Magistrate Douglas Frederick to keep out of trouble or face a jail term.

Before putting him on a bond for six months, the magistrate warned the teenaged carpenter that he must keep the peace and be of good behaviour, otherwise, it would prison for six months.

Asked the prisoner if he wanted to say anything about his sentence, Grant quietly replied: “It sound fair.”

However, he had to endure an earful from Frederick who advised him to stay off the block and away from bad company. Dismissing an assurance from Grant’s mother that she would ensure he changed his ways, the magistrate said: “You can take a sheep or cow to water, but you can’t make it drink.

“You have to make the change yourself. Your mother can’t make you change. I will give you an opportunity to do right,” Frederick said.

6 Responses to Teen gets last chance

  1. Valerie Small
    Valerie Small May 31, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Well it’s up to him now. Afta dis we’ll see which direction he gine in.

  2. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce May 31, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Hope he abides by the law and do the right thing. Why go down the road to ruin? ‘Hard ears you won’t hear, own way you will feel.’ Second chance given, thank the Lord, move on, change for the better and make your mother proud of you.

  3. Debera May 31, 2016 at 9:01 am

    You said your prays that morning ! Mr .Magistrate was in a very good mood,lucky you boy,you should have drop to your knees at the bottom of the court steps and thank the lord ,thank that gentleman he is very serious what he told you,take it and run from bad company,don’t be stupid OK .

  4. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar May 31, 2016 at 9:04 am

    To stay clear of offending he has to think seriously of getting a skill which would enable him to be more productive in life. Delete the negative activity from your life and embrace the positives . all bad company and illegal drugs do is lead you down a destructive path.

  5. Peachesnaddy Brown
    Peachesnaddy Brown May 31, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Love this……i believe he will stay out of trouble an make sure if u have to take a pull of the good herb do it in u back yard……..

  6. BoBoThe Clown May 31, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I wonder if he’ll take the Judges’ warning seriously orif he is heading back to” de block” first chance he gets . He told the Judge the warning was fair. So he should understand now dat he is fair game if he goes before the court again.
    Bwouy , in baseball its three strikes and you are out, but it look like you only being allowed two so don’t swing at de next ball and miss ,hear.


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