Mental check for druggie
He pleaded for help with his ongoing drug problem and it was granted.
Akeem Venice Jones, 22, who has no fixed place of abode, admitted trespassing in his grandmother Rosalind Jones’ house and stealing a $899.99 television belonging to Tamika Jones on October 24.
Prosecutor Constable Kevin Forde told the District “A” Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday the complainant had left for work and returned to find the television gone from the wall in her daughter’s bedroom. The bed and the chest of drawers in her bedroom and her daughter’s were also ransacked.
The TV, remote control and brackets were all recovered, and the court granted a restitution order.
Attorney Neisha Moore told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-sargeant that accused Jones’ five previous convictions, three in 2012 and two in 2013, were similar in nature. However, he had a drug problem and was asking for the court’s help, Moore said.
Jones told the court he had the drug problem for the last four years and had been using both cannabis and cocaine.
His grandmother told the magistrate that she wanted her grandson to “get help and get send to drug rehab or something”.
He was remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for assessment and a report. He will return to court on November 21.
Akeem Jones was remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for assessment.