Admitting that he had an alcohol problem, Philip Jones Jr. was yesterday remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for assessment.
The 41-year-old, unemployed man of School Lane, Halls Road, St Michael pleaded guilty to damaging a $300 window at his father’s house.
According to the facts presented in court, thev son became enraged when his father refused him entry on June 5, 2016. He therefore broke the window “by cuffing it with his fist”.
“I went to a party and was under the influence, Sir. I was supposed to get food, Sir,” Jones Jr told the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.
Jones Snr also admitted that his son has been unable to handle his liquor on occasions and requested that the court get him the help needed. He also revealed that he usually provided his son with meals and paid his son’s rent at a nearby home.
“Your father got you like a baby, unless you got something else wrong,” the Magistrate stated.
He was referred for assessment and report to determine whether he would be a suitable candidate for Verdun House.
The accused readily accepted the sentence, saying he was willing to make the sacrifice to get the necessary help.