St Thomas man caught during break-in begs for mercy

November 30, 2023

A St Thomas man is counting his blessings, after the owner of a home he was caught breaking into, chose to exercise mercy rather than using a machete he was armed with. 

The accused has been identified as 35-year-old Dwayne Watson a labourer from Friendship Pen in Morant Bay.

It is reported that about 1:20 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, Watson destroyed four CCTV cameras on the outside of the man’s three bedroom house, tore off a section of the grille to the carport and damaged a back door of one of the a bedroom, when he was caught in the act by the owner who was armed with a machete.

Watson begged the man not to hurt him during which he was told to leave the premises. The police were alerted, shortly after Watson was arrested and taken into custody.

Following an investigation into the matter, Watson was charged after he underwent a question-and-answer session in the presence of his attorney.

He was been charged with house breaking with intent and malicious destruction of property.

His court date is being finalised.

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