Eugene pleaded guilty to both offences when he appeared in court on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
The defendant escaped from police custody at about 10:15 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013 when he was brought to the Gros Islet court on a stealing charge. The 19-year-old was captured at about 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Marisule, Gros Islet.
According to court records, the stealing offense, for which he was brought to court for when he escaped, occurred on April 30, 2013 at about 1:30 pm in Bois d ‘Orange, Gros Islet.
Reports are that the complainant, Josaine Sargusingh, was walking home when she noticed someone walking behind. She then felt someone grab her buttocks in the area of her pocket where she had placed her Samsung phone.
When she turned, she reportedly saw the defendant, Eugene, and demanded the return of her phone. He responded with some derogatory suggestion then ran into nearby bushes. Sargusingh later made a report to the Gros Islet police station.
The defendant was arrested and charged for the offence of stealing and was brought to court in Gros Islet on May 10, 2013. During that visit to the courts, Eugene escaped from custody which resulted in a search by law enforcement. He was quickly recaptured and was again brought to court on May 14, 2013.
Magistrate Velon John sentenced Eugene to 24 months imprisonment on each charge which are to run concurrently.
Prior to his escape, Eugene was sentenced to two years for stealing a Blackberry cell phone and $500 cash from the car of a Glace Supermarket customer in Marisule, Gros Islet on May 4, 2013.
And he is no stranger to jail. The youth was released from prison in December 2012 after serving 18 months for stealing and served six months in prison in 2011 for the possession of a dangerous weapon.
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