Forty-eight-year-old Elwin Pollard, a resident of 3609 North Creek Road Extension, pleaded guilty to a charge of wounding when he appeared today before Magistrate Emerson Banner. Pollard was fined $150. He was given until January 31, 2019, to pay. If he defaults on payment he will serve 6 weeks. The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on December 4. Thirty-six-year-old Jennifer Nunez, a school warden of 3609 North Creek Road Extension, reported to the police that when she went home she saw her common-law husband, Pollard, sitting on the bed, drinking rum. She said Pollard started to argue with her and he accused her of having another man. She said she ignored him and she went into the living room and sat in a chair by the window. She said Pollard followed her into the living room and he continued to harass her and he pointed his finger in her face. She said Pollard then slapped her on the left side of her face and caused her pain. She said she then got up and slapped him back. Pollard then got a machete and lashed on her back with it and caused abrasions. Pollard’s explanation for the incident was that when he arrived home from Benque Viejo Del Carmen he found a size 11 pair of slippers and two fitted caps in his house and he told the court that his shoe size is only 7. He said he then asked his common-law wife for an explanation and she could not give him one, so he accused her of cheating on him.
Also in the courts, twenty-three year old Jesse Mejia, a resident of Ladyville charged with double murder, pleaded guilty to kept firearm and ammunition without a gun license when he appeared today before Magistrate Emerson Banner. Mejia was fined $3,000 for each offence and he was given until February 28, 2019 to pay. If he defaults on payment, his sentence will be 3 years for each offence but he will only serve 3 years because the sentences are to run concurrently. Mejia committed the firearm and ammunition offences around 9:27 p.m., on July 3, 2017. The police reported that based on information they received of a shooting incident they went to Pigeon Street in Ladyville and on their way there they saw Mejia riding a white beach cruiser bicycle. They said they drove up beside Mejia and informed him that a search would be conducted on him for firearm and drugs. But Mejia did not comply. Instead he sped up on his bicycle and he threw a silver object into a drain. Mejia then stopped and got off his bicycle. The police took him to where they saw him throw the object and when they retrieved it they saw that it was a .38 revolver with 2 live rounds of ammunition and 4 expended shell casings in its chamber. On January 25, 2018, Mejia and another man, Darwin Prado, were charged with the murders of Casey Lozano and Marlon Spain. They were also charged with 2 counts of use of deadly means of harm, wounding and grievous harm. On January 23, 2018, two masked gunmen came out of the bushes and opened fire at some men who were socializing in a yard on Marage Road in Ladyville. As a result, Lozano and Spain were fatally injured while Jonah Gray and Sidney Humes were injured.