A River Street man was sentenced to pay the court $500 for brandishing a knife at a popular bar in Roseau.
Jeffery Winston appeared before Magistrate Candia George at the Roseau Magistrate Court Thursday morning where he pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of an offensive weapon and resisting arrest.
According to the facts of the case from police prosecution, on the evening of July 16 the defendant was spotted by a plain clothes police officer walking amidst the crowed at JR’s Bar with a knife in his hand.
The police officer approached and identified himself to the defendant and proceeded to remove the knife from the hands of the accused.
“Officer a man almost kill me, that’s why I walking so,” the defendant responded to police who inquired as to the reason he was carrying the weapon.
“Officer, what I do?” the defendants asked, while attempting to forcefully escape from the hold of police during his arrest.
In a mitigation plea before the court, defense lawyer Julian Prevost told the court that the defendant is a changed man and no longer walks around with an offensive weapon.
In handing down the sentence, Magistrate George considered that the defendant pleaded guilty and did not waste the courts time. She also considered that the defendant is known to police.