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Charged for handling stolen fishing rods Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

Ariel Laureth Hernandez, an 18-year-old Honduran national living in Belama, was arraigned before Magistrate Khadeen Palmer on April 18, 2018 to answer to a single charge of handling stolen goods. He is being accused of handling two stolen fishing rods, of a $900 value each, which were stolen from inside a parked vehicle on Sunday, April 15, 2018. The rods are the property of Rudolph Williams, a Custom’s Officer and resident of the same area where the accused lives.

In court where he was unrepresented, he pleaded guilty to the charge and threw himself at the mercy of the court. According to him, the fishing rods were given to him to hold for a friend. The police tracked the stolen rods back to him and when he was first detained, he claimed that he was given an offer that if he cooperated with the police, he would not be charged.

For his guilty plea, Magistrate Palmer imposed a non-custodial sentence where he was fined $1,000 plus a $5.00 cost of court to be paid by August 1, 2018, in default of 6 months’ imprisonment.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:41