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Man fined for second curfew violation

A man who disobeyed the curfew for a second time has been fined $500 or three months in prison.

Jadre Evans pleaded guilty on Tuesday to violating the lockdown on May 10 after police found him at Golden Gates around 4:30 a.m.

His arrest for the lockdown violation stemmed from a domestic complaint.

Evans, of Apache Road, spent more than a month in custody based on the complaint by his girlfriend.

But she withdrew her complaint.

On May 6, Evans pleaded guilty to violating the curfew on April 30 when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt.

On that occasion, police stopped Evans’ car on Market Street and School Lane around 8:39 p.m.

He pleaded guilty and was fined $350 or six weeks in prison.

Evans told officers he had just dropped his mother, who is an essential worker, to Princess Margaret Hospital.

Ferguson-Pratt said Evans still had a duty to follow protocol and call the COVID-19 hotline to seek permission.

Violating the curfew and lockdown can attract sentences up to18 months in prison and/or fines of $10,000.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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