Only buy items from reputable sources.
This was the take away for Tyson Anderson Michael Lovell, who had to be lifted up the steps of the No.1 District ‘A’ Magistrate’s court in a wheelchair today to answer a charge of possession of stolen property.
The 30-year-old, of Goodland Avenue, St Michael, pleaded guilty to receiving a stolen laptop on January 2, 2018, belonging to Gail Francis.
Station Sergeant Glenda Carter-Nicholls told the court that the defendant’s brother had revealed to police that he had sold the laptop to Lovell and when questioned, Lovell had admitted to paying $80 for the laptop.
However, Lovell, who revealed during the course of his response that he was shot during a drive-by shooting, told Magistrate Douglas Frederick that he did know at the time that the item was stolen.
He also explained that the laptop was used as collateral for a loan to the complainant’s brother.
“What did you learn from this experience?” Frederick asked. “That I must not take things from people,” Lovell responded.
The magistrate then convicted, reprimanded and discharged the accused.