Man arrested for stealing TV, cigarettes

February 19, 2019

A St James man who allegedly broke into a woman's house and stole a 32-inch television set, along with other items, will remain in police custody until his police record is brought before the St James Parish Court on February 25.

Paul Hamilton, who is charged with housebreaking and larceny, was given the new court date and remanded in custody when he appeared before Parish Judge Sandria Wong-Small on Thursday, February 14.

Although the date of the alleged incident was not disclosed, the court was told that Hamilton broke into the complainant's house and stole her 32-inch television, a blender, five packages of Craven A cigarettes, a clothes iron, a Samsung mobile phone, and a quantity of cash and coins.

It is further alleged that Hamilton sold the television to another woman in the same community. The television was later recovered, while Hamilton was arrested and charged.

In court on Thursday, despite efforts by Hamilton's attorney, Jillian Haughton, to secure bail for him, the prosecution opposed bail on the grounds that Hamilton had previously been convicted on a similar charge.

Judge Wong-Small subsequently ordered that Hamilton's records should be brought before the court. She then remanded Hamilton in custody until February 25, at which time another bail hearing will be held for him.

- C.T.

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