The construction worker who reportedly burglarized his employer’s home during a so-called ‘bathroom break’ has been slapped with an 18-month prison sentence at Her Majesty’s Prison.
Twenty-eight-year-old Kyle Baronville was sentenced after pleading guilty to the May 2018 burglary when he appeared before Magistrate Shawn Innocent recently.
His sentence will run concurrently to the prison sentence he is currently serving for cocaine and marijuana possession.
In a addition to this latest prison sentence, the offender was ordered to seek drug counselling while at the adult penitentiary. Magistrate Innocent pointed out that drugs were the underlying issue for Baronville’s run-ins with the law.
In handing down his sentence, the magistrate said Baronville’s failure to cooperate with the police during the time of the offence, as well as the fact that he forcibly entered a private dwelling for economic gain, were factors that aggravated the crime.
Magistrate Innocent said the offence was an ‘absolute betrayal of trust’ of the employer whose home burglarized.
In response, Barronville said: “I would like to apologize. I ended up getting rid of them (the items I stole).”
He, however, said he spent the quantity of cash that he had also heisted from his employer’s abode.
The court heard that Barronville was hired as a temporary construction worker to help repair his employer’s Rogue’s Bay property when he stole items amounting to $1,998.
Before he committed the offence, he excused himself for about 60 minutes, claiming he had to urinate. And after breaking in, the offender took two gift cards, a wallet containing $200, a gold bracelet, and other valuables.
The matter was subsequently reported to the police and Baronville was arrested and charged.
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