The impassioned pleas for leniency from confessed drug addict Andre Omar Mullins did not fall on deaf ears, as he was able to avoid jail time after pleading guilty to charges of theft and robbery Monday morning.
Mullins, of Train Line Road, Halls Road, St Michael, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant at the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court and pleaded guilty to robbing Allen Crichlow of $65 on July 9.
He also pleaded guilty to entering the dwelling home of Michael Sander and stealing items valued $2,000.
“Ma’am, I have a little drug problem,” Mullins said in his appeal for mercy. “I just want a chance, Ma’am. This is not really me, it is the drugs. I can’t handle jail, Ma’am,” he implored.
Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant then placed Mullins on a one-year bond for the robbery charge and handed him a six-month sentence for the theft charge, suspended for 12 months.
“The decision to change rests with you, Mr Mullins. Go and behave yourself,” she warned.