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Diamond resident charged with criminal trespassing

Diamond resident charged with criminal trespassing


A Diamond resident has been placed on $1,000 bond for trespassing.

David “Indian” McDonald, 40, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass on Saturday, August 8, for criminal trespass on lands belonging to Samuel Falby of Stubbs.{{more}}

Falby, who owns a 14-acre farm, reported that on June 24, 2015, at approximately 6:15 p.m., he heard his dogs barking. Upon investigation, he discovered McDonald stooping under one of his trees, husking a coconut, with other coconuts around him.

According to Falby, he shouted “Indian,” whereupon McDonald dropped the coconuts and ran.

The matter was reported to the Stubbs Police Station.

When he appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court yesterday, McDonald told magistrate Carla James that Falby has a lot of land and “back in ancient times, until now, there is a track to the beach on his land.”

He then confessed that he was husking the coconut to quench his thirst from his trip to the beach.

Interrupting his explanation, the magistrate asked, “You do acknowledge it’s his land right?”

She then proceeded to bond him for six months in the sum of $1,000, to be paid upon breaking this bond or serve six months in prison.(AS)