Joiner must pay law­man

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HE WAS try­ing to de­fend him­self against po­lice, his lawyer sub­mit­ted yes­ter­day.

But Paul El­roy Holder ended up hav­ing to com­pen­sate the same law­man when he ap­peared in the District “A” Mag­is­trates’ Court.

Holder, a 49-year-old joiner of Up­per Church Vil­lage, St Philip, had just pleaded guilty to re­sist­ing and as­sault­ing Con­sta­ble Troy Ma­son on Novem­ber 7.

He, how­ever, de­nied that be­tween Novem­ber 26, 2013, and Jan­uary 27, 2014, he stole $7 000, be­ing the pro­ceeds of a First­caribbean cheque, payable to him­self, but the prop­erty of In­grid St Hill.

At­tor­ney Ernest Jack­man pleaded for le­nience say­ing Holder had no pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions and was de­fend­ing him­self against the law­men.

Mag­is­trate Kristie Cuffy-sargeant or­dered Holder to pay $200 in com­pen­sa­tion to the law­man and $150 cost to the court. The monies must be paid in two weeks or Holder faces two weeks in prison.

The mag­is­trate fur­ther re­leased Holder with a surety of $7 000 for the theft charge and ad­journed all the mat­ters un­til Novem­ber 23.

Prose­cu­tor Sergeant Cameron Gib­bons had told the court law­men had oc­ca­sion to ar­rest Holder, who strug­gled vi­o­lently with Con­sta­ble Ma­son.

He was later sub­dued with the help of an­other law­man and ar­rested and charged.

FROM THE ROAD, the house is par­tially ob­scured by vines. (Pic­tures by Nigel Browne.)

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