A man from St. James was hauled before the St. James Parish Court on Wednesday, June 2, after he allegedly stole another man’s phone after the man refused to pay him for having a good time with him.


Winston Cooper, 46, appeared before Parish Judge Sasha Smith-Ashley to face charges of simple larceny and breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act.


Court records revealed that on May 15, this year at around 9:40 p.m., the complainant was driving his car along Jimmy Cliff Boulevard when Cooper flagged him down.

The complainant complied and picked up the accused man, who had requested a ride home.

While the complainant was driving, Cooper allegedly asked him to touch his penis and the complainant complied.
They then drove to a location in Anchovy where they engaged in further sexual pleasure.


Cooper then demanded money from the complainant, who refused to give it to him. That did not sit well with Cooper, who took the complainant’s phone and exited the vehicle.


The complainant went to the Barnett Street Police Station and reported the incident to the police, who later accosted Cooper and retrieved the phone.


He was subsequently charged with simple larceny and breaching the curfew order.