A FAMILY nuisance who was ‘slapped’ with two charges, was, on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, sentenced to prison by Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty.
43-year-old Edward Rollins appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to the allegations against him.
The first charge stated that, on October 8, 2019, he maliciously damaged food items valued at $3000, property of Rhonda Semple and Susan Berkley.
The second charge stated that, on October 11, 2019, at the Albertown Police Station, he behaved in a disorderly manner.
Berkley the sister of the defendant told the court that her brother was a nuisance and had a habit of attacking their bed-ridden mother for money.
She added that, on the day in question, her brother attempted to rob their mother of her pension, and she dealt him several lashes and refused to give him food.
However, shortly after, Berkley heard a commotion and was alerted by her daughter that her brother (Rollins) damaged the food stand she owned with another sibling.
“I was sitting in a chair and all I hear is Batam! Batam! Batam! And my daughter come crying saying he (Rollins) break up the stand. When I go and check I see he destroyed me things them,” Burkley explained.
The matter was reported and Rollins was arrested and charged.
Rollins, in a tearful manner, offered to explain the reason for his actions on both occasions. “I fly in a passion and destroy the groceries they did not want give me food,” he stated.
In relation to his disorderly behaviour at the police station, Rollins stated that he was hungry and broke the handcuffs and started banging on the walls with the hope of getting some attention.
“I was very hungry, it won’t happen again,” Rollins stated.
Magistrate McGusty after listening to the statements, sentenced Rollins to six months in prison.