Young repeat offender sent to prison for theft of $2,000 chain

Twenty-one-year-old Danny Paul of Goodwill could spend the next year in prison, if he does not compensate a young man for stealing his gold chain costing $2,000.

Paul pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced to spend the next seven months in jail and also ordered to compensate the complainant $2,000 or spend five more months in jail.

According to the facts presented by Chief Prosecutor and Police Public Relations Officer Inspector Claude Weekes, the incident occurred in the vicinity of the EC Loblack Bridge at about 12:45 p.m. last Friday.

Weekes said that the complainant- Jamal Pierre – was walking along the bridge in a westerly direction when the defendant came up to him and started questioning him as to who he was and where he was going.

The defendant followed Pierre near a barber shop, which is situated in that area and while walking alongside him grabbed his chain and ran away.

According to the prosecutor, the investigating officer met the defendant the following day and confronted him about the matter.

“A partner had owe me some money and I thought it was him so I take the chain. Officer I take the chain and put it down in my clothes to bathe in the river and somebody take it. I working for a lady I can buy back the chain,” Paul told police.

Paul has several other theft offenses, according to the court.

When asked to mitigate on his own behalf Paul told Magistrate Evelina Baptiste on Monday, “The only thing I can say is that I cooperated with the police.”

Paul told the court that he has been in and out of trouble with the law for the past six years. He was on bail for another matter when he committed this offense.

– Hermisha Rolle, Staff reporter

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10 Comments

  1. hellooooooo
    April 1, 2010

    i hope d one that thief d other girl chain and sell for …. hearing that….your case calling soon…ur turn next……

  2. Law Abiding Citizen
    March 31, 2010

    Well it must be by the Muslim store this guy bought this chain cause dat is the only place in town dat have so much ridiculously high priced jewelry so… wondering wat’s his occupation to afford a chain so expensive???

    • London
      March 31, 2010

      What has the victims occupation got to do with it? People like you are too bad minded! Can i come and tell you what to spend your money on???

    • Jacka**
      April 1, 2010

      Even if is Bug** he Bug&** for it, steal, beg, borrow, Buy is his own, is he that had it, allu to ridiculous in D/ca, asking what the boy occupation is, i never no ppl does have thing according to occupation, so if u see a garbage collector have a X-Trial u will find something wrong to, when a garbage Collector makes much more money than most bankers in a year, lol get real pal.

      • TxT
        April 5, 2010

        You’d be surprised how bankers are really paid in dca. It’s like a pyramid. Only de kings & queens on top making money but de slaves at the bottom doing all the work doh getting a ting…

  3. March 30, 2010

    THEY SHOULD BRING BACK CORPORAL PUNISHMENT WITH THOSE BULL WHIPS

    IN THE PRISONS, TO TEACH THOSE REPEATERS SOME SOLID LESSONS BEFORE

    THEY START THEIR VACATION IN THE REST UP.

  4. mike
    March 30, 2010

    both them fellas a** u spending $2000 on a chain that means u a jacka** to go and spend that and plus i say send the other one to jail for longer or cut of a finger who send him to touch what does not belong to him

  5. March 30, 2010

    Sad situation…should have somewhere better to send these young guys than prison..All they do there is oil each other gear box which create more problem.

  6. Cal farin
    March 30, 2010

    This is surely a sign of a drug addict. The government must do something to eradicate that crack plague in D/ca. SOS

  7. They will never learn
    March 30, 2010

    Those fellas will never learn. What you taking de boi chain for? You working u say u cannot buy a chain?

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