Breached bond lands Davis in jail

A 42-year-old Dodds Land, Church Village, St Philip resident was today sentenced to 15 months in jail after committing a crime while on a court-imposed bond.

When Kenrick Deane Davis appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick this afternoon, he pleaded guilty to having apparatus for the misuse of cocaine in his possession on August 19, triggering the prison sentence.

The paraphernalia – a bottle which had a hole in the bottom and wire mesh at the top – was found in his pocket while he was in police custody.

“I does smoke cocaine, big man,” he told police at the time.

However, from the dock in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today, he pleaded for help.

“I am a bad addict. I need help with my addiction badly,” he told the magistrate, even as he admitted that he was a former patient of Verdun House.

Davis also admitted that he sought help at the Psychiatric Hospital but that was “to no avail”.

However, Magistrate Douglas informed the unemployed man that he had breached the bond imposed by Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch, which was suspended for two years.

“I don’t know, boss,” was the reply from Davis, who is also facing the indictable charge of causing serious bodily harm to Geoffrey Oliver on August 17 with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him.

He returns to court on September 18 when that case will continue.

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