A 22-year-old man from Christ Church has been remanded into custody at HMP Dodds until Friday.
Shannon Kurtlan Wilson, of Kendal Hill, yesterday admitted to damaging one glass panel and one gate belonging to Dennis Edwards.
He however told the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ No. 1 Court he was not guilty of unlawfully entering, in a wanton manner, Edwards’ premises.
In presenting the facts on the first offence, police prosecutor Sergeant Neville Watson revealed that the property in question is a guesthouse that had not been rented since August.
Watson said Edwards was inspecting the property when he noticed that the glass panel on the door was broken. He entered another door and observed Wilson fast asleep in one of the rooms.
Edwards closed the door and contacted police.
Wilson, who was later arrested, told lawmen he had been drinking in St Lawrence Gap, Christ Church where he meet a female who invited him to the premises.
Asked to explain himself, as he stood in the prisoners dock, Wilson explained that the female friend had just returned from England.
“We had a few drinks . . . and she said she was going back to her apartment . . . . I knocked on the front door and she opened,” Wilson said.
The accused man further explained that he left the premises and “went back for more drinks . . . and I woke up with a gun to my face. It all happened so fast, I don’t know”.
Still unsure about what had occurred, Wilson told the court that he was even unclear if he had entered the same building.
“I don’t have no good memory about what happened.”
It was at that point that the magistrate told Wilson, who is not known to the law courts, that he would have to pay for the damage.
However, Wilson, who was unable to get a surety to sign bail on his behalf, was remanded to jail. He returns to court on September 23.