Troy Omar Ifill, a 36-year-old maintenance man of Bridgefield, St Thomas will start off 2019 at Dodds after he pleaded guilty to over a dozen criminal charges in a Bridgetown court today.
Ifill appeared to have been a busy man between December 15 and 16 when he burglarized several houses and damaged a number of motor vehicles.
Suffering the effects of a cold which resulted in some louds bouts of coughing while in the docks before Magistrate Douglas Frederick, Ifill pleaded guilty to entering as a trespasser – the home of Shari-Lyn Lovell and stealing a $300 cellular phone; the home of Romeo Chung and stealing a $250 television and a $150 bag belonging to Akeem Chung; the home of Leon Greaves and stealing a $130 bag, five rings worth $700, a $300 watch and $60; the home of Tamisha Taylor and stealing US$1,500 and BDS$100, and the home of Leandra Glasgow and stealing a $648 cellular phone and a $30 phone case, a $5 sim card, and a $899 laptop belonging to her as well s a $750 cellular phone and $30 case, a $10 sim card belonging to Terry Scantlebury and a $50 pair of slippers belonging to Jamar Glasgow.
He further pleaded guilty to damaging motor vans belonging to Romano Blenman, George Skeete, Christopher Hoyte, Basil Seale, Tyrone Alleyne and Leon Greaves but denied stealing a $60 LED beacon belonging to Andrew Glasgow.
The maintenance man also admitted to entering the home of Andrew Culpepper and Andrea Ifill with intent to commit theft but was not required to plead to the indictable charge of taking without consent a motor van belonging to Romeo Chung.
Following those pleas Magistrate Douglas Frederick remanded him to HMP Dodds until January 28 when the facts of his crimes will be detailed in the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court. It is expected that he would be sentenced at that time.
He was also told of a pending charge before the court on which he had failed to appear in court previously.
“Sir I was in prison at the time and I asked them to look into it so I couldn’t be missing,” was Ifill’s response moments before prison officials escorted him out the court.