Coconut vendor Dario Jamar Cheltenham, who pleaded guilty to stealing a cellular phone earlier today, will know his fate in the next 28 days.
The 25-year-old of Kings Gap, Eagle Hall, St Michael was remanded to HMP Dodds until November 7 after appearing before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.
According to the prosecutor, Cheltenham asked Dale Jones for a “lodging” the night before. However, around 5 a.m. today he informed Jones that he was leaving.
Jones became suspicious and made a search of his home and discovered that his $270 cellular phone was missing.
He went to the police station to report the matter. However, while there another officer brought Cheltenham into custody along with the electronic device.
Today, Cheltenham told the magistrate that he had nothing to say in his defence.
When Cuffy-Sargeant pointed to his previous conviction for theft of another device, Cheltenham said: “The body get back the phone.”
However, the magistrate made it clear that this was not an excuse for his behaviour.
Sergeant Cameron Gibbons, the prosecutor, made an application for the phone to be returned to its owner but the magistrate denied the order for the time being.
“We need to be sure that the electronic device is in good working order, “ she said.