A St Michael man began a nine-month sentence at HMP Dodds this week after pleading guilty to two criminal offences.
Mzee Osei Kazi Natambubu Moore, of Lodge Road in Warrens, pleaded guilty to damaging a door belonging to Patrick Todd on August 31, 2018 and to stealing an $800 chain belonging to Shamar Blackman on February 9, 2019.
In the facts outlined by Station Sergeant Carrison Henry it was revealed that Todd was inside his house when he heard a loud noise coming from outside. When he went to investigate he discovered his door had been shattered.
The accused told Magistrate Douglas Frederick that he was under the influence of alcohol when he committed the act.
In the case of the stolen chain the prosecutor revealed that Moore and Blackman were friends previously. On the day of the incident Moore approached Blackman as he was walking along Swan Street and asked him for $2.
The complainant told the accused that he did not have any money and he no longer cared about him. It was at that point that Moore snatched the chain and walked off. The police were called and the accused was arrested after the chain was found on his neck.
The court also heard that Moore had absconded from the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court and there was a warrant out for his arrest.
He will return to court on July 1 on that pending theft charge.