A 46-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for burglary.
However, Paul Amron Cherubin, of St Stephens Hill, Black Rock, St Michael, only has five months left to serve of the sentence, having spent seven months on remand at HMP Dodds.
Earlier this week Cherubin pleaded guilty to entering the home of Roger Hinds as a trespasser between February 18 and 20, 2017, and stealing six shirts and three pairs of pants totaling $810.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick heard that Hinds came home to find his back door out of place and the middle bedroom in disarray.
“It was a misunderstanding. I was wrong for entering the house without permission. I had lost my apartment and wanted somewhere to rest my head,” Cherubin explained.
However, the magistrate told him he could have “taken a lodging and not the man’s things”.
It was at this time that Cherubin requested help for his drug habit.
“I got a drug problem. If I don’t do something I will continue coming back . . . . I wrecking myself. I really need help,” he said before he was ordered to return to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on the conclusion of his sentence if he was genuinely interested in rehabilitation and he would be placed at one of the drug programmes.