Thief to spend 18 months in prison

A 38-year-old man who admitted to a string of robbery and drug charges will spend the next 18 months in prison.

Justin Wayne Jackman, of no fixed place of abode, recently pleaded guilty before Magistrate Douglas Frederick to stealing two stethoscopes worth $480, a spectrophotometer worth $450 and a flashlight belonging to Shaka Jordan on June 12, 2015.

He was slapped with a nine-month jail term for that offence after police prosecutor Sergeant Martin Rock revealed that the items belonged to an Emergency Medical Technician who was attached to an ambulance service. Jordan left the items in his medical bag in the ambulance but realized it missing when he returned.

Jackman will also serve a nine-month sentence which will run consecutively to any other sentence he is currently serving at HMP Dodds, for entering the home of D’orsus Barker as a trespasser and stealing a cellular phone worth $400 and a phone case worth $30 belonging to Marion Martin, as well as a purse worth $150 and $596 cash belonging to Linora Barker. These offences were committed on February 12.

The magistrate heard that Jackman walked near the side of Barker’s house to a rear bedroom and placed his hand through a window. He removed some bags that were on a chair and left. He told police he used the money to gamble and buy drinks.

The thief also admitted that on March 29 this year, he stole a printer worth $1,200, a computer tablet worth $225, a haversack worth $100, a multimeter worth $91, a knife worth $8 and four pens, belonging to David Grant.

Jackman also admitted to entering S.P Musson as a trespasser on April 11 and stealing a jigsaw worth $150 and a bolt cutter worth $150, belonging to Frank Armstrong.

Nine-month sentences were also imposed on him for each of those offences; however, they will run concurrently to the previous prison terms.

For possession of cannabis and having two pieces of apparatus in his possession intended for the use of cocaine, Jackman was convicted reprimanded and discharged.

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