He walked into the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court back in August to answer a number of charges under the Theft Act.
However, it was a wheel chair-bound Dario Arlington Hollingsworth who left the court today on $3,000 bail.
The 23-year-old, of No. 42, Golden Rock, Pineland, St Michael, explained that he had received “a lash” to the back while out in society and that he had also been “diagnosed with a disease”.
He said the conditions had resulted in weakness in his feet and his inability to control his bodily functions.
Ruling that it was best to err on the side of caution, Magistrate Douglas Frederick granted Hollingsworth bail.
“Your people will have to deal with you [as] you are more a burden on the prison. It’s best to err on the side of caution and get rid of that liability,” the magistrate said.
Hollingsworth is accused of entering the home of Monica Dohnert as a trespasser on August 7, armed with an axe, and stealing $410 belonging to the homeowner.
He was not required to plead to that offence.
However, he pleaded not guilty to robbing Marjorie Jordan of a US$30 handbag, a US$649 iPhone, a US$50 driver’s licence and US$400 in cash on August 12.
Hollingsworth has also denied entering Akin Ross’ house as a trespasser on August 9 and stealing a gold chain worth $1,000, two belts worth $600, a pair of slippers worth $275, a shirt valued $59.40, and US$815 belonging to Ross, as well as a pair of earrings worth $400 and US$80 belonging to Sueann Bowen.
He returns to court on February 19 next year.