A Richland Park man who deliberately gave police a wrong name after he was caught stealing agricultural produce at Congo Valley last week has been sent to prison for the offence.
Appearing before district magistrate Bertie Pompey at the Georgetown Court on Monday, Roneil Bobb pleaded guilty to the charge that on March 15, 2019, at Georgetown, without lawful excuse, he gave his name as Travis Davis, a false name, to police constable 762 Mc Bride when lawfully required to do so.
Bobb was being interviewed by the police on the matter of stealing a sack of oranges from Grant Connell’s farm on March 13, 2019, when he gave the false name. Following the interview and charge for the oranges, he was released on bail. However, police in their investigation subsequently found that the name he provided was false. They made contact, re-arrested him and charged him for giving false name. Again, he was released on bail.
District Magistrate Bertie Pompey sentenced Bobb to one month in prison.
It was the second criminal offence that Bobb pleaded guilty to on Monday. He had already pleaded guilty to stealing 150 oranges from the farm owned by Grant Connell. For that crime, he was fined $1,200.00
Magistrate Pompey had ordered Bobb to pay $600.00 forthwith, with an alternative prison sentence of 6 months in default, and the remaining $600.00 in one month with another alternative 6 months in prison if he defaults.
Bobb paid the $600.00 ordered to be paid forthwith. 4158584d4c526