Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Man with 'fruit' knife had to pay Court immediately

Despite explaining to police that he had a knife on him "to peel fruit", Robert Anderson Boxill was charged with having an offensive weapon.

The 50-year-old labourer of 3rd Avenue Spring Garden, St. Michael had to pay the court $750 forthwith yesterday after pleading guilty to the offence.

According to details of the case, police received information relative to the accused for a different matter. They saw him along Black Rock on January 2, 2019, and after a search was carried out they found the knife.

"It's my knife I use it to peel fruit," he said when questioned.

Boxill is also charged that between August 1, 2016, and August 31, 2017, he entered Barbara Burnette's house and allegedly stole three fans, one oxygen concentrator, one ceramic lion, four bottles of virgin coconut oil, two televisions, one antique mahogany chair, one eureka vacuum cleaner, one spray can, one laptop computer, two cellular phones, three stools, one folding chair and two blenders - a total value $5060.

He was granted $3000 bail after pleading not guilty and returns to No.2 District 'A' Magistrates' Court on April 18, 2019.

In a separate matter, Akeem Nathaniel Williams, 27, of 3rd Avenue Crystal Crescent Kingsland Christ Church was not required to plead to the charge that he assaulted Kevin Hinds on January 5, 2019.

After there were no objections he was granted $2500 bail and returns to court on February 6, 2019.

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