Harewood admits to stealing generator

A 29-year-old man, who tried to pawn off a generator belonging to Williams Equipment Limited, is to know his fate in six weeks time.

Challie Leo Harewood, of Melrose, St Thomas, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today to stealing the $6,500 piece of equipment sometime between March 4 and 10.

The company, which is based in Warrens, St Michael, had rented the generator to Harewood’s sister during the 2016 Crop Over season, but it was never returned. On March 10, a pawnshop contacted Williams Equipment informing them that a man was in their store trying to sell the generator of which the company is the sole agent.

Police were contacted and Harewood was found at the pawnshop with the piece of equipment still in his possession. He was arrested and charged.

The accused, who was represented by attorney Kevin Miller, told the magistrate that he had decided to sell the generator in order to get some money and had asked for $2,000 for the equipment.

Miller asked for leniency for his client saying that he was not known to the court and pointing out that he had wasted no time in entering a guilty plea.

A presentencing report was ordered today into Harewood’s life.

The accused, who was released on $2,500 bail, return before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on May 18.

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