Silent ven­dor jailed

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Front Page -

He held his si­lence de­spite star­ing a prison term in the face.

And the young man who had noth­ing to say on his first ap­pear­ance in court and again on Tues­day was jailed when he reap­peared in the District “A” Mag­is­trates’ Court.

Dario Ja­mar Chel­tenham, a 24-year-old co­conut ven­dor of Kings Gap, Ea­gle Hall, St Michael, had pleaded guilty to steal­ing a $270 cell­phone, which be­longed to Dale Jones, on Oc­to­ber 10. He had a prior con­vic­tion for a sim­i­lar of­fence com­mit­ted a few months ago.

Mag­is­trate Kristie CuffySargeant jailed him for three months, but gave him credit for the 28 days he had spent on re­mand.

The court had heard from prose­cu­tor Sergeant Cameron Gib­bons, who said Chel­tenham had asked the com­plainant for a lodg­ing.

But on Oc­to­ber 10, the thief woke the man around 5 a.m. and told him he was leav­ing.

The com­plainant be­came sus­pi­cious and checked for his cell­phone which, he dis­cov­ered, was miss­ing.

He im­me­di­ately re­ported it to po­lice and was there when some­one brought in Chel­tenham and his phone.

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