Editorial Staff
9 months ago

Editorial Staff
9 months ago

Woman remanded for chatting over Magistrate’s voice

By Zaya Williams


Maria Thompson just couldn’t keep her mouth shut in court today and she has paid the price for her constant blabbering. Thompson will be behind bars for the next month after she refused to allow a Magistrate to speak.

The woman was in court this morning for allegedly destroying some glass windows on Lionel Hurst Street on June 5.

The charge was read to her but instead of entering a plea, she began rambling, insisting that the arresting officer make an appearance immediately.

Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh made several attempts to explain the procedure to the but the woman would not let her speak.

Officers also attempted to quiet the woman but were also unsuccessful.

The woman was therefore remanded but even after being escorted back to her seat, she could not be silenced.

The Magistrate therefore called for the Prison bus to pick her up immediately and take her to His Majesty’s Prison where she will be until her next hearing should she “calm down.”

Meanwhile, Jeremiah Martin was imprisoned on Monday for stealing a Samsung Galaxy A Plus said to be worth $900 US.

The repeat offender stole the phone from a bar in Potters where the complainant had placed his phone on a rail to charge.

The incident was reported to the police who apprehended the defendant and found the phone in nearby bushes with the back shattered.

Martin was charged with malicious damage and larceny but was reprimanded and discharged for the former.

He was sentenced to eight months imprisonment for the latter.


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