From the Courts
October 31, 2017
Unruly youth urged by officers to calm himself in court

An unruly youth appeared before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on a charge of theft last Thursday.

Tevin Williams, whose behaviour in court was far less than proper, was charged with the theft of a Jansport bag containing a number of items, including a white dress and a blue and black bag, in total amounting to a monetary value of $460.

Appearing before magistrate Bertie Pompey, Williams pleaded not guilty to the offence, which is alleged to have been committed on October 23.

Several times during his court appearance, Williams had to be told to behave himself by the police officers present in the courtroom.

On the first occasion, he had to be surrounded by three officers before he calmed himself enough to sit back down. After this, he proceeded to take his slippers off and cross his arms and legs. A short time later, having resented being told by a police officer to stop speaking, he berated said officer and told another officer, “Big stone he want in his face.”

Williams was taken outside the courtroom, where he was again told to calm himself down.

The troubled youth was granted bail in the sum of $2,000 by the magistrate with one surety and he is set to return to court on December 11.