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Glenville Callwood goes to jail

- Suspended 2012 sentence activated
Glenville Callwood will be spending the holidays in prison. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When he begged senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards for leniency on the premise that he ‘had changed his life’ after being ‘young and stupid’ Glenville Callwood did not walk out the court room with just a fine to pay and/or some order to attend counselling or do community service. He was slapped with sentences amounting to two years and four months, prison time.

September 1, 2016 verdict

Adding to his relatively tainted police record, Glenville Callwood was remanded to prison on September 1, 2016 after being found guilty of a 2014 incident in which he threatened to kill an off-duty police officer in the presence of the man’s wife and baby.

On September 1, 2016 when he appeared in the Magistrates Court before Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards, a guilty verdict was handed down on him for three offences – being armed with an offensive weapon- to wit a knife, common assault and making use of threatening language to a police officer- as occasioned on May 16, 2014.

Having heard the verdict, Callwood was given the opportunity to say something and what he had to say was certainly nothing close to what Ms Richards was interested in hearing. He begged for leniency claiming that he is now a changed person trying to lead a positive life.

The Senior Magistrate told him that she would not have wanted to be in the shoe of the police officer’s wife, and that it was obvious she has to send a strong message to any other who might be entertaining the thought of committing such a crime against a peace officer, be they in or out of uniform.

Sentencing

Callwood was recently sentenced to two years and four months. For the common assault on a police officer he was given six months; for the common assault on the police officer’s wife he was handed eight months; and for being armed with an offensive weapon- to wit a knife, he was slapped with six months, and two months imprisonment for using threatening language. The sentences will run concurrently.

Ms Richards further activated a suspended sentence for an unrelated burglary committed in 2012. Back then the court had ruled that if Callwood was to commit another crime within two years after the burglary conviction he would have been imprisoned for six months.

The crime

Callwood’s dastardly act took place while the police officer, his wife and baby were in the vicinity of a bank in Road Town. The court had heard that on the day in question the police officer parked his vehicle at the bank and while proceeding to the ATM machine, leaving his wife and child in the car, the defendant pounced.

Callwood was brandishing a knife which he pointed at close range to the police officer. In a move to secure himself, the officer returned to his vehicle as the accused was cursing him and threatening to kill him.

But Callwood proceeded to follow the law man to the car and continued to threaten him. While at the vehicle, the defendant turned the knife to the policeman’s wife who was in the car with their four-month old baby, ordering her tell her husband to, “Talk to your man, he almost get kill last night.”

The woman was at the time pleading with Callwood to stop threatening her husband.

It was at that moment the police officer drove off and subsequently filed a report at the Road Town Police Station. Following investigations, Callwood was arrested, charged and placed before the court.

16 Responses to “Glenville Callwood goes to jail”

  • i from here (08/12/2016, 09:10) Like (1) Dislike (35) Reply
    Free my people
    • Alright Moses... (08/12/2016, 10:01) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      Name the rest of your people here so they too can be freed...
    • . (09/12/2016, 06:38) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Shut ur a** bout I from here an free my people chupes
    • brent (10/12/2016, 21:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      He is going to prison just like he should. Putting a knife next to his wife holding their baby is an outrage and unacceptable! Threatening people's lives is no joke. Glad he will be locked up for some time. He thought the Judge would fall for his pitiful lie.....hahahahaha...GOTCHA!
  • slick (08/12/2016, 10:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Daniels you lose this one.
  • tola (08/12/2016, 11:49) Like (12) Dislike (12) Reply

    So wah about the tourist that found with a gun an jus walk away Scott free all he had to do it jus to pay a fine.....they does jus kill the locals all let the outsider walk free u need to get from hear all leave us alone ......ayo need to get out of our country

    • Not the same (08/12/2016, 13:21) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      Tourist dude did not threaten anyone. Tourist dude ain't rob no one. Tourist dude leaving, and pos ain't coming back
    • oh really (09/12/2016, 11:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      An aryo need to stay out of other people country,y'all a bunch of sick ppl.always in different country an talkin bout aryo need to get out of our country smh
    • look at you (09/12/2016, 23:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Don't worry we getting out one by one. Some of you are a set of criminals talking about leave your people. Time will tell when you start pointing the weapons at each other. Darn stupid about get out and leave your people. Struuupes
  • my run (08/12/2016, 12:58) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    he broke the law because he born here
  • super cop (08/12/2016, 19:03) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope nobody hold on to his car key up balo
  • Afraid. (08/12/2016, 20:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Even Vino afraid.. She got everyone scared and afraid of her... She always threatening to Sue... So please don't talk bad about her. Vino won't print it...So you young Dudes when this lady see you all.. It's like a bad memory... Balloo.
  • FISH...Thissystemstinks (08/12/2016, 21:52) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    White man get hold with drugs..eniacoc carc << to be exact.....and get a slap on the wrist...but u throw talk at another man and end up with jail time...... This system set up
  • why why why (09/12/2016, 07:25) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Free the man bossie


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