Man Commits Crime Wearing Ankle Bracelet

May 22, 2015

A 24-year-old man appeared in Magistrates Court yesterday [May 21] where he pleaded guilty to trespassing at residences and stealing, with the Court hearing he was wearing an ankle bracelet at the time, with the monitoring device tracking him to the locations at the time the offences were committed.

Rayshun Edwards appeared before Magistrate Archie Warner and pleaded guilty to trespassing at a Warwick residence and stealing over $3,400 worth of electronic games and other items on 28th January 2015.

He also admitted trespassing at Southampton residence and stealing clothing and jewellery on 3rd February 2015 and stealing a cycle in Pembroke on 6th January 2015.

Crown Prosecutor Carrington Mahoney told the Magistrate that when Edwards was committing these three offences, Edwards was wearing an Electronic Monitoring Device [EMD] and was under a Court ordered night curfew.

Mr Mahoney told the Magistrate that, when checked, the EMD placed Edwards at the locations and times when each of the offences did occur.

Edwards defence counsel told the Magistrate that Edwards had a drug problem and had been stealing to sustain his habit.

The Magistrate — who noted the EMD was monitoring the defendant at the time of the crime — remanded Edwards, ordered a Social Inquiry Report, and set 8th July for sentencing.

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