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Turnbull gets chance to be ‘more productive’

Tyrone Turnbull leaving the Magistrate’s Court

While noting ‘visible improvements’ in Tyrone Turnbull’s overall behaviour, Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has ordered that the offender be freed.

Turnbull has been on remand for the last seven months for being armed with an offensive weapon and disorderly conduct.

He previously pleaded guilty to the charges.

During his court appearance last Friday, Senior Magistrate Richards sentenced Turnbull to ‘time served’ already.

She noted a positive report from Turnbull’s prison counsellor, who believes that Turnbull “should be given an opportunity to be a more productive citizen”.

The report further said Turnbull has shown interest in changing his life for the better.

“I can also say that I see visible changes [in Turnbull],” added Senior Magistrate Richards.

She also told the offender: “While you are free [from custody], continue to call on the support that will keep you on the right path.”

Meanwhile, Turnbull was charged after police were called to an establishment in East End, where he was said to be displaying aggressive and disorderly behaviour on February 26 last year.

Police arrived at the scene, accosted Turnbull, and reportedly took a cutlass from him.

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