Man Admits Possessing Offensive Weapons

January 30, 2014

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Jan 30] a 22 year old man pleaded guilty to possessing offensive weapons which he wielding as his girlfriend “hugged up some guy.”

Zacchaeus Rawlins pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing a kitchen knife and possessing an offensive weapon in the form of a construction hammer with a hatchet blade on the other side.

Crown Prosecutor Susan Mulligan told Senior Magistrate Archie Warner that one evening earlier this week, Security Officers working at the Bistro Bar on Front Street saw Rawlins crossing Front Street and approaching the establishment with a weapon in each hand.

They stopped him, disarmed him, and called police. During this process, Rawlins told them, “My girlfriend hugged up some guy. I want to split his head.” Later, to police, he admitted having the two items and he told police, “I just wanted to scare her.”

In Rawlins’ defence, his lawyer  told the Magistrate that Rawlins and his girlfriend were engaged, currently lived together and had been together for two years.

She told the Magistrate that Rawlins worked with his father who ran a painting business and that the two items were ordinary tools of the trade and were usually carried on Rawlins bike as he went about his work as a painter.

She said that the action that night was a result of his fiance’s activity and his inebriation. She said: “It was a tremendous act of stupidity.” She pointed out that Rawlins had never before been before the Courts.

The Senior Magistrate pointed out that under current legislation, offences of this nature could attract a mandatory custodial sentence.

The Senior Magistrate set sentencing for 13th March 2014, ordered Social Inquiry and BARC reports, and granted bail of $10,000 with one Surety.

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  1. Dreamcatcher says:

    At 22 he’s trying to teach his fiancée a lesson with weapons? When are we going to send the message that violence shouldn’t be tolerated justified in any manner? One day another woman maybe not this one may pay the ultimate price when we keep smacking offenders on the wrist with okay you made a mistake. Kudos to the security who reported the incident to police.

    Neither of these two are ready for marriage with such public displays of unsociable behavior.

  2. ChocoSyrup says:

    Run girl. If that isn’t a sign I don’t know what is.

  3. Lennie says:

    Thank God for the two security guards working at the Beach…They work for KJ&K Security and are the best company on the Island. The fiancee and management of the bar owe a huge thank you to them as god only knows what would have happened if they didn’t bravely step in.

  4. buzz says:

    what a sad state of Affairs

  5. Kim Smith says:

    The police should issue a restraining order on this guy and not wait for her to do it. There is something very wrong with him.

    • aB says:

      Zack is just fine. Every action has a reaction! Stop being judgemental if you don’t know. And don’t act innocent as if you haven’t did any thing violent.

      • Hmmm says:

        I think everybody in the world has wanted to act angressively to a situation at some point. The key thing though, is we don’t because :

        1) We know it is wrong to do so
        2) Scaring or beating someone in a relationship is not how you deal with things. It really doesn’t improve a relationship at all. If she is untrustworthy, then move along. It hurts, but hurts less than staying with that person.

      • Kim Smith says:

        OK… if you say so.

      • Fed up says:

        There’s alway 1 a** defending idiots like him, #SAD

  6. JJ says:

    “In Rawlins’ defence, his lawyer told the Magistrate that Rawlins and his girlfriend were engaged, currently lived together and had been together for two years”