An Edinboro man has been ordered to pay EC$600 in compensation and a effective of EC$750 or serve jail time for damaging a bicycle.
Delroy Durham, 30, pleaded responsible on the Kingstown Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom, to a cost that on April 17, at Edinboro, with out lawful excuse, he broken one bicycle wheel, valued at $300 and one bicycle derailleur, valued at $300, the property of Amanda Mason, of Edinboro.
The information of the matter are that Mason, the mom of Joel Mason, a 13-year-old pupil, of Ottley Corridor, purchased him a crimson, blue and black bicycle.
On April 16, about 1:55 p.m., her cousin, Shorn Mason, borrowed the bicycle to run some errands within the Edinboro.
After working the errands, Shorn stopped close to the exhausting court docket in Edinboro.
Whereas there, the defendant and his brother, Romano Durham, approached Shorn and there was a quarrel between them.
Delroy claimed that Joel’s father owed him cash and Delroy mentioned he was going to grab the bicycle.
Ms Mason advised Delroy she he had no data of the cash allegedly owed and whereas Ms Mason was talking with Delroy, he took the bicycle and smashed it to the bottom 3 times, damaging the rear wheel and derailleur.
The matter was reported to the Ottley Corridor police substation.
The Felony Investigation Division have been knowledgeable and officers visited the scene.
The officers took the defendant and the bike to the police station and Ms Mason made a proper report.
Durham was charged and he volunteered a press release in writing admitting to the cost.
In mitigation, Durham advised the court docket that he works in building for EC$45 a day and has no kids.
Requested concerning the injury to the bike, the Durham mentioned, “The back wheel bend up.”
“Well, the value of what was done by you is $600,” mentioned Senior Justice of the Peace Rickie Burnett, who was presiding.
“I can pass back to bring some money,” the defendant mentioned.
The Justice of the Peace responded:
“If you want to mash up somebody’s bike, be in a position to pay for it right away. You mash up the people’s bike, pays for it right away. Why should they wait? So tell me how you going get the money for them — $600.”
Durham requested for someday to pay the cash.
Burnett ordered him to pay compensation of EC$600 by April 29 or serve three months in jail.
He was additional ordered to pay a effective of EC$750 by Could 31 or six months in jail.
“All of this could have been avoided,” Burnett mentioned.