He claims not to have an “obsession” with a woman on whose property he has been found four times in the last decade, with apparently no legitimate reason for being there.
This time Wayne Winston Harris, of 2nd Avenue Greaves Land, St Michael will spend 18 months in prison for loitering on Nicole Gill’s premises when he was unable to give a satisfactory account of himself.
He was found on Gill’s premises once in 2020, twice prior to 2020 and on May 9 this year.
Harris pleaded guilty to the charge but not guilty to damaging the woman’s car on April 28 or was reckless as to whether such property would be damaged.
“I didn’t damage no car,” he told Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes who remanded him on that charge until June 9.
Gill, who resides with her son, was sitting in her dining room when she saw a silhouette on the side of her house. On looking through the window she saw Harris and shouted at him. He walked away.
On checking her CCTV footage she observed that he had ridden in the vicinity of her house earlier that day, parked and walked towards her window which was open at the time. The matter was reported to the police.
That same day she would again find Harris sitting under her dining room window. She shouted at him telling him not to come on her property. When alerted, police responded and the culprit ran off but was later detained.
Sergeant Randolph Boyce who read the facts informed the court that Harris had some 30 convictions to his name.
When asked to give an account of himself, Harris said he didn’t wish to say anything.
The Chief Magistrate then asked him whether he was trying to terrorize Gill, to which he responded saying, “Things does happen”.
Gill was present in court. She told Weekes, “This has been going on for 12 years.”
“I am fearing for my life. He was charged in December 2020, he went to jail for nine months . . . he came out in September,” Gill stated.
A check of his conviction card proved Gill’s claims to be true prompting the Chief Magistrate to question Harris on his obsession with her as he had already been forbidden from venturing on the property.
“I have no obsession,” said Harris who reportedly has no connection with the complainant.
“You cannot go down there. You are forbidden, I don’t understand why you keep going down there,” Weekes stated.