Carson Matthew Jr sentenced to 1 year in prison for breaking and larceny


Twenty-four-year-old Carson Matthew Jr of Fort Road was sentenced to one year in prison for breaking into a house in Point on December 30, 2020.


Matthew Jr pleaded guilty to Breaking and Larceny before Magistrate Joanne Walsh in the St. John’s Magistrates Court Thursday morning.


The 24-year-old man admitted to breaking into a dwelling house on upper St.Georges Street and stealing a mobile handset, money and jewelry, all to the value of $1621.


Earlier this year, the police also charged the defendant for allegedly breaking into the dwelling house of a female resident of Villa on January 1, 2021, with the intent to commit a felony.


He was additionally accused of robbing a male resident of Gambles on Hilda Davis Drive of $75.00 and attempting to break into a dwelling house on Bishopsgate Street. Both incidents reportedly occurred on December 24, 2020.

Those matters are still pending in the courts.


The police also charged Matthew for escaping lawful custody on January 8, 2021.


The man, who was the subject of a police wanted bulletin in January, was captured shortly after, allegedly escaped, then recaptured all in the same week.

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