Thief must pay compensation to student

A 35-year-old thief has one month to compensate his victim if he wants to avoid spending time at HMP Dodds.

John Joseph King of Goddings Road, Station Hill, St Michael today pleaded guilty in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court to stealing a $320 cellular phone belonging to Shaquille Babb-Jackman, a student, on March 16.

According to the facts read by prosecutor Station Sergeant Janice Ifill, Babb-Jackman was in the bathroom of the Princess Alice Bus Terminal when King asked to use his cellular phone.

He allowed King the use of the device, but moments later King ran out of the terminal. The complainant chased him but was unable to catch the culprit.

Babb-Jackman reported the matter to the police who carried out investigations. However, it took 13 days before the complainant saw King again and pointed him out to lawmen. King was arrested and admitted to committing the offence.

Asked whether he had anything to say, King was quick to tell Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that he could pay for the stolen phone.

The magistrate ordered him to pay Babb-Jackman $640, and another $150 to the court. If he fails to pay all the money by April 27, he will spend three months in jail.

9 Responses to Thief must pay compensation to student

  1. Levi Mayers
    Levi Mayers March 31, 2017 at 12:30 am

    hmm well well

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  2. fedup March 31, 2017 at 6:56 am

    But why he got such a pained expression pun he face like he want tuh cry? Some lashes wid a tamarind rod (easy stuff) is wuh he want. Walking bout teefing..

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  3. Anonymous March 31, 2017 at 7:04 am

    This looks like the father of the gild who was abused and killed by his mother and stepfather. Hmmmm

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  4. Anonymous March 31, 2017 at 7:05 am

    This looks like the father of the child who was abused and killed by his mother and stepfather. Hmmmm

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  5. Rick March 31, 2017 at 7:23 am

    DOODS not longer papers to serve as a deterrent for these criminals…a return to the cat-o-nine tail is long overdue

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  6. Serenity March 31, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Is that Jahan King’s father???

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  7. Sasha March 31, 2017 at 9:01 am

    But since he can pay for the cell phone y did he ran off with someone else’s phone then

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  8. Shanz March 31, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Jahan’s dad…..smh…..y do people keep spiraling downwards?

    Reply
  9. Helicopter(8P) March 31, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Lucky for him a guy with mal intentions.

    Reply

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