Two men, who have been on remand for the past few months charged with separate offences, have owned up to their crimes.
Appearing before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today, Albert Montebrem Hinds of Philip Road, St Stephen’s Hill, Black Rock, St Michael pleaded guilty to stealing two car batteries on July 24, belonging to Kyle Anderson Clarke.
The 33-year-old unemployed man had denied the charge when he first appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on August 9.
Back then the prosecutor objected to Hinds being granted bail on several grounds, including that he had a propensity for such crimes. He is scheduled to re-appear before the magistrate on November 27 for sentencing after the facts of his offence are outlined.
In the meantime, Artifus Akelton Flavius of Trents, St James also had a change of heart today and will know his fate in the next 28 days.
The 44-year-old man has been on remand at HMP Dodds since July 10, after he was unable to present a suitable surety.
Today, Flavius pleaded guilty to entering Art Splash Cafe sometime between June 25 and 26 and stealing $300 cash, two bottles of coke valued $15, two bottles of juice worth $30, a bag of nuts worth $30.95, two packs of ham worth $18, two bottles of honey worth $28.84, four bottles of toilet bowl cleaner worth $20 and a bottle of orange aid worth $32.
He also told the magistrate he was entering the plea because his mother was “the only one to come here and sign bail and she is really ill and I have been on remand for a few months”.
The facts in the case against him will be outlined on November 27.