Thursday, March 23, 2023
By PAVEL BAILEY
Tribune Court Reporter
A SERIAL thief was jailed for two years yesterday after he admitted to his latest attempted raid last year.
Tiffalo Johnson, 40, appeared before Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans on charges of unlawful entry, damage, receiving and two counts of possession of dangerous drugs.
In October, in New Providence, the accused broke into a residence in an attempt to steal, damaging the property. Then, in November, the accused was arrested after he was found with 1 gram and 4 grams of two separate drugs.
Johnson reversed his earlier position and pleaded guilty to all charges yesterday.
Prosecutors ASP McKenzie Lewis and Sgt Coakley told the magistrate the accused had previously been sentenced to five years in prison in 2018 after being convicted for a five-month string of housebreaking and theft charges that year.
Magistrate Vogt-Evans admonished Johnson for his continued criminal behaviour, and jailed him for two years for the October charges to be served concurrently.
Johnson was further ordered to pay fines of $1,000 and $2,500 for the drug charges or risk an additional five - or eight-month prison terms.
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