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22yo gets suspended sentence, fine for burglary incident

A 22-year-old man has been slapped with a $1,000 fine for criminally damaging a glass door during a burglary last year.

Juwan Potter has until May 13 to pay the fine. If he fails to do so, he will spend six months at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut.

In relation to the burglary, Potter was given an 18 months sentence which the court suspended for two years.

This effectively means that he will only spend 18 months at the adult penitentiary if he commits another offence in the next two years.

Before the being sentenced in the High Court on Friday, attorney-at-law Reynela Rawlins urged the court for leniency.

She said her client was under the influence of alcohol and yielded to peer pressure when he committed the crime.

What the court heard happened

The court heard that on May 26, Potter and his co-accused K’Shoy Alexander reportedly illegally entered the Royal Shop in Road Town. The pair were captured on closed-circuit television – more commonly known as CCTV when they committed the act.

The matter was reported to the police who subsequently launched an investigation.

During the investigation, police recovered a pair of matching clothes that the ofenders wore during the commission of the offence, the court further heard.

Alexander who pleaded guilty at his earliest opportunity was sentenced last year.

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  1. Really says:

    I that people do deserve a second chance.However in this case i think the he should face a little stiffer punishment to teach him a lesson.

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