Well-known convict Burton pleads guilty to receiving, but not house-breaking and larceny, and receives one-year sentence

Well-known convict Eric Burton, of the Villa Area, has been imprisoned for breaking into a house and stealing a number of items.

Burton, 58, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh in the St. John’s Magistrates’ Court, charged with house breaking and larceny – to which he pleaded not guilty – and with receiving.

However, he pleaded guilty to the charge of receiving and was sentenced to one year in prison.

Burton was arrested and charged for breaking into the dwelling house of Nathan Thomas of the United Kingdom about two weeks ago.

An anonymous caller reported the matter to the Police after seeing Burton, on October 6, leaving Thomas’s Villa home with a number of items, including a flat screen television set, a 20-pound gas cylinder, a circuit breaker, and a coffee grinder, of a combined value of $1,205.

Meanwhile, Desmond Lammie of Paynters and Sydney Norville of Five Islands – who were indicted on charges of possession of cannabis; possession with intent to transfer; and drug trafficking – both pleaded guilty to possession of the controlled drug.  They will be sentenced on October 21.

They pleaded not guilty to the other two charges before Justice Collin Williams.

In another case, Alejandro Daniel Castro and Wascal Perez, both of Tindale Road, pleaded guilty to robbery before Justice Williams and were each sentenced to serve one year’s imprisonment.

In the meantime, Casroy Joseph of Grays Farm, who also appeared before Justice Williams on an indictment of unlawful wounding, pleaded guilty to the charge and will be sentenced on October 24.

His offence reportedly occurred on August 17, 2020, in Grays Farm.