Knife in bar lands man in trouble

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.

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10 Comments

  1. Mr. Plenty
    July 27, 2011

    $500.00 alone?? All now his ass should be in Stockfarm. Somebody want to kill you and you doh go to report it to the Police? Instead u go walking around with a knife? Stupes…. dat magistrate too soft we need Behanzine back asap.

  2. fire
    July 23, 2011

    @unknown,David kill Galith and so much others.Moses kill yet he was called the sirvant of the god,jesus said he is in haven.So are u saying god is stupid for alowing wrong with wrong?

    • plz
      July 26, 2011

      Learn to spell

      • fire
        July 26, 2011

        That’s ghetto spellin don’t DIS

  3. July 22, 2011

    May i take this opportunity to ask this lawyer a question.This incident happen less than a week ago. WHAT medication did he take that he already change?stop making excuse for the criminals.

  4. vip
    July 22, 2011

    QUESTION. when does a knife becomes an offensive weapon? or is it simply carrying a knife is an offensive weapon.is their any such thing as carrying a defensive weapon?NEED HELP ON THAT .

  5. fire
    July 22, 2011

    When the man near kill him where was the police??????????????????

    • UNKNOWN
      July 22, 2011

      FIRE U TO STUPID .. SO GOD SAID CORRECT WRONG WID WRONG ? SO IF SOMEBODY STEAL SOMETHING STEAL SOMETHING BACK ? DAT U SAYIN ?

      • 1979
        July 22, 2011

        my boy!! i see last week a padner riding around roseau on a scooter with a shotgun in his lap. so what u think??? if a man looking for me with a gun and is a knife i can hold to defend myself, not to hold it??? by the time police come to my defence is not even my murder case they can solve…..remember the fella highstreet??? up to now… i not for violence but i beleive that all troublemakers should taste what they giving at some point even if is a knife point.

    • kathy
      September 9, 2012

      He didn’t call them where do u expect them to be?

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