By PAVEL BAILEY
Tribune Court Reporter
A MAN was placed on probation after admitting to cutting a chain link fence on Paradise Island to get to a beach.
Ambrose Nixon, 46, faced Magistrate Shaka Serville on two counts of damage.
On September 24 Nixon intentionally made two cuts into a chain link fence belonging to Atlantis resort barring access to a beach. This caused an estimated $131.64 worth of damage.
Upon Nixon’s arrest he admitted to the crime and also confessed to cutting the fence twice.
In court after electing to continue the matter before the magistrate, the accused pleaded guilty to the offence.
Nixon then explained that he thought the area was available for public beach access, adding he was unaware the area in question was sold to Atlantis. He also said that during his inquiries on the day in question no one knew who put the fence up.
As part of his sentencing Magistrate Serville placed Nixon on a conditional discharge.
Under these terms the accused was ordered not to trespass on private property and given probation for six months.
Nixon is also expected to compensate the resort $135 for their damaged property, for which he will have to return to court to make restitution on October 3.
The defendant’s matter is adjourned for a report on March 29, 2023.
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