Jahnoy Walters Fined Over $9K

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Published: February 08, 2017 3:24 pm AST
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Jahnoy Walters, the 29 year-old BVIslander faced with a number of charges that stemmed from his reckless driving back in 2011, was sentenced to pay a fine of $9,250. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards handed down her sentence earlier today, February 9.

In a breakdown of the fine, Walters was ordered to pay $1000 for possession of cannabis, $2000 for criminal damage, $1500 compensation to Qwomar Trading, $3000 compensation to the wounded officer, $1000 for resisting arrest, $250 for disorderly conduct and $500 for reckless driving.

He was also given a 12 month suspended sentence for reckless driving and a 15 month suspended sentence for wounding. Both are suspended for two years.

He is scheduled to make another appearance on June 23rd for update on payment.

The Magistrate’s Court found Walters guilty on four charges yesterday, February 8, stemming from the incident which resulted from his reckless driving on December 27th 2011.

He had pleaded guilty to the possession of 4 grams of cannabis, wounding and property damage in relation to the same incident.

According to court records, on December 27, 2011, the accused was driving in the vicinity of Qwomar Trading in Purcell Estate and was observed swaying from one side of the road to the next by officers. A chase ensued, where soon after, the accused drove into Qwomar’s property, destroying the company’s fence and water tank.

Officers approached and requested Walters vacate the vehicle. He refused and officers informed him they would resort to force if he did not comply.

The court heard that at this point, Walters told officers, “Break me f*****g glass and you see”.

Following him exiting the vehicle, officers attempted to arrest him, which led to a brawl, resulting in Walters injuring one of the officer’s knee, in addition to biting them on the wrist.

Following his arrest, officers searched the vehicle and found drugs under the mat of the driver's side.

In mitigation, Walters apologized to the court, noting he was sorry. "I'm begging you for a chance.”

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The Magistrate’s Court has found Jahnoy Walters guilty on four charges, stemming from an incident which resulted from his reckless driving on December 27th 2011.

The 29 year-old BVIslander, who previously pleaded not guilty to the charges of reckless and negligent act, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and reckless driving, heard the court’s verdict in an appearance earlier today, February 8.

Walters had pleaded guilty to possession of 4 grams of cannabis, wounding and property damage in relation to the same incident.

According to court records, on December 27, 2011, the accused was driving in the vicinity of Qwomar Trading in Purcell Estate and was observed swaying from one side of the road to the next by officers.

A chase ensued, where soon after, the accused drove into Qwomar’s property, destroying the company’s fence and water tank.

Officers approached and requested Walters vacate the vehicle. He refused and officers informed him they would resort to force if he did not comply.

The court heard that at this point, Walters told officers, “Break me f*****g glass and you see”.

Following him exiting the vehicle, officers attempted to arrest him, which led to a brawl, resulting in Walters injuring one of the officer’s knee, in addition to biting them on the wrist.

Following his arrest, officers searched the vehicle and found drugs under the mat of the driver's side.

In mitigation, Walters apologized to the court, noting he was sorry. “I'm begging you for a chance.”

He is scheduled to make another appearance on February 9th for sentencing.
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