Joiner must pay lawman
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.