Contone convicted


In his 2017 calypso release, he sang Come back Tomor, but those were not the words Contone heard from Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant when he appeared in court today.

He will actually have to wait six months before he can be released from HMP Dodds.

The entertainer, whose real name is Derrick Anderson Brathwaite, broke into a house and fell asleep on a mattress, and was also found with a passport that was not in his name, as well as a number of old cheque books earlier this month.

“I is an entertainer, and I get drunk . . . I guilty because I drop sleep,” Contone told Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant even before the charge that he had entered the house of Albert Selby sometime between August 9 and 12 as a trespasser, with intent to commit theft, had been read.

Selby’s house, which is unoccupied but contained personal effects, was secured last Wednesday. When the caretaker returned to the property three days later, about 10 a.m., he heard noises coming from upstairs. Contone was found and questioned and he admitted that he had broken through a back door.

“That building I just went in and lay down. I ain’t tief nothing,” Contone, who was also wanted by the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, said.

31 Responses to Contone convicted

  1. Alex Alleyne August 15, 2017 at 9:45 am

    This guy need serious help Please put him in a REHAB center.

  2. Cherry-Ann Seale
    Cherry-Ann Seale August 15, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    he really needs help, im always seeing him in carparks begging for money and he always introduces himself first before begging

  3. Michael Walcott
    Michael Walcott August 15, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    This guy needs to go to rehab not jail. Needs help!

    • Danny Colombian Clarke
      Danny Colombian Clarke August 15, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      The rehab he ran away from ? Verdun house to be exact . Sorry but unless you accept you want help a hundred times in the rehab can’t help . Come out n restart from day 1 .

  4. Veronica Wiggins
    Veronica Wiggins August 15, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    He ran away from Verdun. He definitely need help and a mind to change.

  5. Christopher A Oliver
    Christopher A Oliver August 15, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Clearly this man requires help. By incarcerating him I trust he gets the help he so badly needs.

    • Danny Colombian Clarke
      Danny Colombian Clarke August 15, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      He was sent to Verdun house where he ran away from. That sums up how he feels about rehab. Honestly I’m sorry for him but the magistrates have given him it easier than a lot of other addicts

  6. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed August 15, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Wha kinda help he want???

  7. Wavney Rouse
    Wavney Rouse August 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    maybe the musical faternity can help him.. he need help… HELP…

    • Dana Jemmott
      Dana Jemmott August 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      I feel so to Waveney

    • Wavney Rouse
      Wavney Rouse August 15, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      Just don’t throw out de baby wid de bath water. ..

    • Danny Colombian Clarke
      Danny Colombian Clarke August 15, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      But Verdun house was the perfect place for him to get help. You know how many ppl can’t even get accepted there but get sent straight Dodds ?? He ran away so I know for a fact they usually don’t take you back a second time if you ran off . Hopefully he can reevaluate his life over the next few months and take the offered drug treatment via the prison. I’m not knocking him but until he accepts he wants help a thousand musicians can’t help him

  8. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 15, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Convicted for breaking and entering? He got to be mad!

  9. gsmiley August 15, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Alex and Michael why do you think that he is wanted in District A court?

    Because he ran a way from rehab.

    They tried that.

  10. gsmiley August 15, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Wavney Rouse you’re joking right?

    The musical fraternity???

  11. Maxine Deane
    Maxine Deane August 15, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    I like d part where he break in then fell asleep….priceless

    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete August 15, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      After he said he’s a entertainer and gets drunk lolol

  12. Fabian Medford
    Fabian Medford August 15, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Dodds is rehab

  13. Adrian Maynard
    Adrian Maynard August 15, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Maybe Paula going and leff he, he car breaking down was for real and everything spiral out of control from that time

  14. Joysce Noel
    Joysce Noel August 15, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    He want help a long time now jail is not the place for hum serious

    • Danny Colombian Clarke
      Danny Colombian Clarke August 15, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      That’s why he was sent to Verdun House n not Dodds the last time . He choose to run off. Don’t accuse the system of not helping . You can only offer so much and if it’s not accepted the court must uphold the law . He was lucky many never even get offered Verdun house . They are sent straight Dodds . I’m not knocking him but I knew for a fact until you decide to change going to the rehab 100 times won’t help .

    • Joysce Noel
      Joysce Noel August 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      I no that’s y I say so I no he did

  15. Vashti Brathwaite
    Vashti Brathwaite August 15, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    He practically lived in the QEH car park.
    After being told of the dangers of using these addictive drugs ,it boggles the mind as to why any one would still go and use them.

  16. Michele Richards
    Michele Richards August 15, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Step 1: I must admit that I am an alcoholic/addict and that I need help

  17. Andrea Young
    Andrea Young August 15, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    You cannot help someone who doesn’t recognize their problem and their need to be helped.

  18. Pat BB
    Pat BB August 15, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    As d old ppl does say, “yuh can carr a cow to a pond but yuh can’t make it drink”
    No matter what nobody do or say, he will only change IF HE WANTS TO…bottom line.

  19. Stefan Walcott
    Stefan Walcott August 15, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Kerri Birch Kirk Dawson Stuart Hall

  20. Icil Phillips
    Icil Phillips August 15, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    used to use the line from his song as a stimulus for Improvisation in CSEC Theatre Arts: “Paula gone and leff me and I got she dress hol’ing.”….students used to create touching pieces inspired by the words….

  21. Vashti Brathwaite
    Vashti Brathwaite August 15, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Why Paula ?

  22. ILL Blaze August 16, 2017 at 12:30 am

    It does hurt me to see a fellow soca artist doing such things wat makes it worst i uses to hang around him pong and other artist


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