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King gets 12 months jail time, ordered to pay nearly $9K for jeep

Shaun ‘Kimbo’ King of Lower Estate will spend 12 months at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut for taking a vehicle without authority.

He was also ordered to pay $8,856 compensation to the complainant within six months of being released from prison.

He will spend an additional six months at the adult penitentiary if he fails to pay the compensation.

In handing down his sentence on Tuesday, Magistrate Shawn Innocent said, in King’s case, the aggravating factors clearly outweighed the mitigating factors.

Magistrate Innocent said his failure to assist police in retrieving the vehicle in question, the loss of goodwill, the embarrassment that his actions caused his father, and his complete lack of remorse were some of the aggravating factors he took into consideration.

What the court heard happened

The court heard that the incident occurred on September 11 when a customer brought his vehicle to King’s father for repairs.

When the owner of the vehicle returned to collect his jeep a day later, it could not be found.

After several inquiries, a complaint was made to the Road Town Police Station.

When police launched their investigations, it led them to King who told them he took the vehicle to allow a friend to use it.

The vehicle, the court heard, is currently at an unknown location in East End.

King was subsequently arrested and charged for the offence of taking conveyance without lawful authority.

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  1. Hmmmm says:

    King ? Is is father that police over Anegada?

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  2. Brad Boynes says:

    This Clown is an embarrassment to his family.

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