A fish vendor was on Wednesday sentenced to spend the next two years in prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before City Magistrate Judy Latchman.
Randolph Thompson was found guilty and jailed for escaping from lawful custody.
He was on trial for the offence which stated that on February 15, 2016, at the Tactical Service Unit (TSU), he escaped.
According to the prosecution’s case, the 34-year-old man was at the time tasked with cutting grass in the compound of the TSU. The father of two was arrested for simple larceny.
In that matter, he had pleaded not guilty to the charged which stated that on June 12, at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, he attempted to steal a BK International truck battery valued $70,000.
On June 12, he was seen by a security guard attached to the company jumping over the fence of the company’s parking lot. An alarm was raised after he was seen attempting to remove the battery from the motor vehicle.
He was arrested and taken to the Ruimveldt Police Station where he was later charged. In that matter, Magistrate Fabayo Azore had found him guilty.