Car thief sentenced to 18 months in jail

A 20-year-old man, who breached a court-imposed bond when he burglarized the home of another man and stole his car, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Shaquille Stefon Gibbons of Douglin Road, Weston, St James pleaded guilty to stealing Chad Scantlebury’s car between September 7 and 8, as well as entering the man’s home as a trespasser and making off with a $570 watch, $50 in cash and six keys worth $15.

On the night in question, Scantlebury left home for a short period without locking his door. On his return he found it ajar but went to bed. However, when he woke up the next morning he discovered the car and other items missing. The matter was reported to police and Gibbons was subsequently arrested.

Today in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court, the accused man told Magistrate Wanda Blair he had nothing to say in his defence.

“It seems as though you have decided on a certain course. You prefer staying at Dodds than to enjoy the freedom of sleeping in your bed. You have been given several chances but you have decided,” the magistrate said in response.

She then informed Gibbons of the violation to the 12-month bond imposed on him earlier this year by Magistrate Douglas Frederick. It had a $1,500 forthwith fine attached, which Gibbons was unable to pay, triggering an immediate three-month prison sentence.

Blair also sentenced him to 18 months in jail for stealing the car and nine months for the burglary. The sentences will run concurrently.

4 Responses to Car thief sentenced to 18 months in jail

  1. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan September 19, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    20 years and ent see a star pitch, but tieffin’ a car, he want flogging

    Reply
  2. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose September 20, 2017 at 2:05 am

    And women beaters get a slap in the wrist , a fine hmm so car theft is a non violent act and is worth 18months so that means battery of a person simple or aggravated should get 3 years in jail right!

    Reply
    • Jonah Banks September 20, 2017 at 6:09 am

      Maybe he should have had sex with a minor, after five years the case will collapse

      Reply
  3. gsmiley September 23, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    He will only spend 3 months Kaiser

    Reply

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