A 24-year-old man was given a two-month suspended sentence after he pleaded guilty to a theft charge.
That means Stefan Rashad Gibson, of Military Road, Bush Hall, St Michael will not have to spend a day of that time at Dodds if he does not run afoul of the law for the next two months.
Gibson admitted to Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today that he entered the home of Arthur Birkett as a trespasser between October 23 and November 19, 2018 and stole three pieces of plywood worth $195.
Police constable Kenmore Phillips in relating the facts revealed that lawmen responded to a report of a suspicious man coming from Dash Gap, Bush Hall with the pieces of lumber.
When the police arrived they found Gibson pushing the plywood on a trolley and detained him.
Attorney-at-law Jamar Bourne in mitigating on Gibson’s behalf urged the court to show his client leniency. Bourne explained that Gibson had a history of drug use having started at age 18. However, he has since had drug rehabilitation and has been clean.
“He has not used drugs since that time and has asked for leniency in looking at his state of mind back then and now,” Bourne said, just before his submission was granted.