Man chooses jail over fine

jail barsNathaniel Wallace of Portsmouth has opted to go to jail instead of paying a $1,200.00 fine imposed by magistrate Bernard Pacquette after he pleaded guilty to the charge of malicious damage.
According to the facts of the case, Wallace, who is in a relationship with Dinna Serrant of Cockrane, went to her home at about 1.30 am on December 24, 2013 but she refused to open her door for him and instead, asked him to “leave”. He refused and proceeded to break a window valued at $632.28 to force his entry into the house. Serrant called the police.
In an interview with the police, Wallace stated, “Officer, is not my fault…my mind go off a bit.” He has previous convictions and when asked to mitigate he said he had no comment.
“She told you she did not want to see you – go. Instead, you broke your way through. I understand you are in love, but you need to show love, not break down the place,” Magistrate Pacquette told him.
He was fined $1,200.00 to be paid in three months or in default, 2 months jail. He was also ordered to pay compensation of $632.24 the cost of the window by January 30, 2014. Otherwise, he would go to jail for one month. 

He then asked the court if he could fix the window instead of being fined and was told “no”.

“Best I go jail instead,” Wallace decided. As a result, he was sentenced to 3 months in jail and given one month to pay the compensation fine or spend an additional month in jail.

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  1. Wallace kenrick
    December 31, 2013

    That not my bro mr wallace kids don’t do such things

    • Justice and Truth
      December 31, 2013

      Is he really your brother? You are not alone in this belief. They are shocked their family member could do such a thing and will state, “It was not him. He did nothing wrong.”
      There are some people who never think and admit their family members could do such a thing. They think they are beyond doing anything wrong. This is upholding error and encouraging them.
      You do not assist someone by denying that he/she did not commit a crime. You must face the truth that no one is perfect and people, whether family, friend or other are quite capable of committing crimes.
      If his girlfriend said he broke her window to gain entrance to her home, are you stating that she did not tell the truth and fabricated it? She telephoned the police who arrested him. Are you still admitting that he did no wrong?
      Do not live in a fool’s paradise. You should speak to him and try to make him amend his ways. He should also apologize to her.

      • Frenz
        January 1, 2014

        Look who is talking about ” not assisting by denying” you frigging hypocrite. Is it you this lap dog who deny the government corruption in Dominica. Don’t even try to deny cause you write and comment on all issues like you are an expert in everything; you write so much crap that you cant keep count of the things you write. So let us see you deny that you support corrupt politicians. go ahead – people like you can fool only the blind with your phoniness and hypocrisy. Go get your communion from the priest and then come lie and pretend .

  2. Eagle eye
    December 31, 2013

    If the front door lock and you can’t get in..kick in she back door….lol lol..

  3. KIP
    December 31, 2013

    It’s a Portsmouth mentality.I rather stay down to keep you down.”Best I go jail instead” that is evil. ca pa normal.

    • Anonymous
      December 31, 2013

      stop your foolishness! one man cannot represent a whole community? You are sooo ignorant.

  4. faceup
    December 31, 2013

    Man you stood up for your right MAN OR WOMAN. Pay what?? Three to four months? I will take a vac feed me too. The bh must have been a cougar taking his money !

  5. Anonymous
    December 31, 2013

    First of all they should allow him to fix the window in chains, bring a camera to take his picture while he work and cry with lawim in his nose, looking at his girlfriend all dressed up walking down the road with Victor…when mista finish..cuff him put him in the van down to prison…for his foolishness let feel what is gwopwell….

  6. So Special
    December 31, 2013

    He sounds like a arrogant scamp, let him do some hard labor too. Foolish man.

  7. Justice and Truth
    December 31, 2013

    At 1.30 am he went to the woman’s house? Where was he all night long? She did right not to open her door. This man is not truly in love with her. So what went into his head to cause him to break her window? That is a cop-out excuse he gave. He broke and entered and should be given a stiffer fine and/or a higher jail sentence.
    Some people allow their temper to get away with them, their head.
    If he cannot afford to pay for the damage, who will assist her to repair it?

  8. Rastafari
    December 31, 2013

    LOL :mrgreen: “Best I go jail instead,” :mrgreen: Oh man, could not help laughing my @ss off

  9. baby
    December 30, 2013

    a window with this price tag has a reason,,,,,,,him not getting in :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  10. evil laugh
    December 30, 2013

    It he related to pastor Merrill wallace and Lucy wallace

  11. unknown
    December 30, 2013

    Is this Lois,leah and label brother

    • rescue 911
      January 1, 2014

      no .isnt their brother name merril(like their father)

  12. Lang Mama
    December 30, 2013

    I agree with the broda- go jail instead where the meals are free and regular. Gel cochon apir pwois wouge on Sunday; another scrubbing his back when his woman doh even want to open the door for him to sleep.

    Garcon ay lagol meme – if the greedy eating all why not go eat some in Mervin Paul college

    • Kay
      December 31, 2013

      This comment by Lang mama takes the cake. Um, now I want gel cochon epi pwa wouge LOLOL. Better take a ride to Stocky man?

  13. "O" STRESS"
    December 30, 2013

    Read thru the lines he sentenced himself. He did not need a Lawyer to tell the court he did not waste the court`s time. Noted here is the attitude, and arrogance, of persons like him who against all odds does not want to take “NO! for an answer and resort to violence and other illegal means to back their action. Such, in my opinion is a clear indication how monsters are created. When a woman says NO! it should mean exactly that.SMH.

    • Pressure
      December 30, 2013

      “O”stress I am happy that you recognize how monsters are created. Now go figure out where we have created a monster in Dominica by allow criminals to flourish and get away with lies, cheating attempted murder, money laundering. go figure

      • coyote
        December 31, 2013

        “pressure” if i could give you a hundred “likes” i would.

      • Support & Unite
        December 31, 2013

        For one, why are you lashing out on “O”stress? You act like you have clear knowledge who is behind that name and presume it is a person of the Law ( Judge, lawyer Police Chief, and so on). How dare you spew such sarcastic remarks? You are , making a valid point, but you are lashing out on someone who could be a teenager or maybe “like yourself”, assuming that you are…. a concerned citizen. That is why all this talking of Dominicans don’t enact positive action, to much back-lashing and not enough UNITING to deal with social issues that are affecting us ALL. Just support and move on.

      • Pressure
        January 2, 2014

        Support and Unite I have seen other bias comments from this O Stress blogger and I know exactly why I lashed out at the comment. You talk about positive action well positive action starts with calling a spade a spade and condemning what is wrong. What I did is point out what is wrong by the action and past comments fro O Stress and note that I did not insult anybody. So if calling out and identifying what I think is double standard and phoniness is wrong then I would rather be wrong than right in that case

  14. 1800-victim 2
    December 30, 2013

    ok .so how is he going to pay that if he is in jail.maybe he should be given one month to pay the window then go to serve him time but the other way around i didnt understand or am i just too slow

    • >>>>>>>>
      December 30, 2013

      Your understanding and mine seem to be the same. This is confusing really.Maybe it’s the way it is written here.

    • Ideall
      December 30, 2013

      maybe he has that amount in his bank account? who knows

    • Resident
      December 30, 2013

      Duh… if he cannot pay $400 per month for 3 months to make the $1,200 where will he get over $600 in one month whether he is in or out of jail????? He will just spend an additional month in jail and done with it.

    • forreal
      December 30, 2013

      elementery,what would you have them do,allow him to disrespect the courts or punish him forthwith,the courts gave him time to pay the fines,no but in his crazy mind he think he can do the time and do not pay a dime,he just fool himself,he will the additional time and still pay the fine,

      • lol
        December 30, 2013

        guess u cant read,after he spends the four months hes off the hook n doesn’t need to pay for anything,so he gets to eat n sleep free food for 4 months,how is he a fool?

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