Litterbug jailed for two years for escaping from constable

Jermaine Joel, who admitted to dumping garbage along a city street and later fleeing from a constable who tried to arrest him, will be spending the next two years behind prison walls for his crimes.

Joel, who told Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond that he had no fixed residence, pleaded guilty to charges of dumping and escaping lawful custody.

He accepted the City Constabulary’s case that he, on February 26, threw a quantity of Styrofoam and carton boxes, on Church Street, Georgetown. Joel also agreed that he ran away from a city constable on February 28, in the vicinity of the High Court.

Jermaine Joel
Jermaine Joel

Prosecutor James Garnett told the court that Joel was caught walking along Cummings Street, on March 2, at 7:45 pm and he was re-arrested and brought before the court again.

The magistrate, after hearing that Joel served six months in jail for a simple larceny charge, sentenced him to two years in jail for escaping lawful custody and fined him $15,000 for depositing waste.

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