A Lindener opted to spend two weeks in prison instead of paying a ,000 fine for damage to property charge.
Andrew Eastman, 50, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Judy Latchman where he pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on August 3, 2016, he unlawfully and maliciously damaged a windscreen valued $30,000 at Coop Crescent, Linden, property of Terrence Reynolds.
The Prosecution’s case revealed that at about 11:00h the virtual complainant (VC) parked his minibus, BKK 6538, in the vicinity of the boat landing at Coop Crescent, where the defendant was seen with a bat. Just moments later, the defendant smashed the windscreen while threatening the VC to hit him.
The unrepresented defendant told the Magistrate that it was one of the side mirrors he damaged and not the windscreen. Eastman told the court that he accidentally “jammed” the mirror of the bus.
Eastman was fined $50,000, but told Magistrate Latchman that he will serve the time in prison rather than pay the fine.