From the Courts
May 6, 2005
Nine months to slow down crime run

By Michael Johnson

With a charge of arson already hanging over his head, 38-year-old Mt. Pleasant farmer, Carlos Webb has found himself in more hot water. Presiding Magistrate Carl Joseph handed Webb, who has a long list of previous convictions, a nine-month sentence for having in his possession an offensive weapon on the public road in Mt. Pleasant. {{more}}

The magistrate heard that the defendant Webb became estranged from his girlfriend after serving a five-year sentence which ended February of this year.

Reports are that about 7 a.m. on April 29, Webb’s former girlfriend was on her way to the Mesopotamia clinic with her child, when she was approached by Webb. The accused threatened her with a cutlass. It was perhaps the quick response from the Police that saved the life of the lady. Webb, after seeing the police, fled the scene but was later apprehended. He pleaded guilty.

Handing down the sentence, Senior Magistrate Joseph advised Webb: “You have been living a life of violence and criminal acts and is time for you to slow down.”