A 57-year-old man was sentenced to three months in jail after committing a crime while on a court-imposed bond.
Earlier this year Horace Chesterfield Jones, of Villa Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael pleaded guilty to a criminal offence and was warned that he had to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for six months if he wanted to avoid spending three months in prison.
Despite that order, Jones returned before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court charged with stealing a $7.75 chocolate from Collins Limited earlier today.
In outlining the facts Sergeant Edwin Pinder revealed that Jones was in the establishment shopping when he was observed putting the item in his pocket. He walked further into the store after someone shouted at him and removed the item and threw it on the floor.
“I apologize. It will never happen again. Give me a small fine because I have a lot of property,” Jones urged the magistrate.
However, she informed him that his guilty plea had triggered the bond and he would begin serving that three-month sentence today. Cuffy-Sargeant also imposed a three-month sentence for today’s theft charge which will run concurrently.