Man owns up to eight charges

An alleged escapee who was on the police wanted list from October, last year, will be spending the next 28 days at Dodds Prison.

Not only did Oranile Holder face a charge of escaping custody but eight other offences were read to him when he appeared in the District “A” Traffic Court last Thursday.

Holder, 26, of Cumberbatch Road, Fairfield Cross Road, St Michael, was not required to plead to escaping custody without the use of force on October 6, 2022.

However, he pleaded guilty to stealing a bag, a Barbados identification card and $1 985 belonging to Cherylyn Thorne on September 30, 2022;

stealing a chain and a pendant belonging to Jamille Alleyne-Vanputten on December 23, 2022;
having cannabis on October 4, 2022;
assaulting Constable Allan Riley on January 2;
resisting Constable Riley on January 2;
assaulting Constable Mark Hinkson on January 2 and
damaging a watch belonging to Constable Hinkson on January 2.

Holder pleaded not guilty to entering his mother Antoinette Yarde-Francis’ home, between June 19 and 20, 2022, and stealing a ring and a chain belonging to her.

The accused, who has one previous conviction, apologised to the court “on my behalf for the things that I have done out there while I was on the run”.

“I was on bad drugs and I apologise on my behalf,” he added.

Holder, in response to Sergeant Verdon Forde’s objection to his bail on the escape charge, said he ran because he knew he was going to jail.

“And I was also studying my family. I was on the outside trying to tek care of the yute I have. So that was on my mind, so I was trying my best. So I was asking if I could get any bail and I will report to the police station every day and I am very, very sorry,” he said.

Acting Magistrate Alison Burke, turned down his bail application and remanded him to Dodds Prison on the escape charge until February 2.

The acting magistrate further ordered a pre-sentencing report and adjourned sentencing until March 31 on the offences to which Holder pleaded guilty. (HLE)


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