|Police briefs: Immigration officer believed drowned|
|Thursday, 15 March 2012 13:20|
Police have identified a man who is believed to have drowned March 14 in a swimming pool on Providenciales.
Benston Williams, 43, an immigration officer, was discovered floating in a swimming pool at Clareece Been Apartments in Juba Sound at about 4:15 p.m.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, where he pronounced dead at 5:10 p.m.
Police are investigating.
Grand Turk man sentenced to 16 months for fighting
A Grand Turk man has been jailed for 16 months after being found guilty of wounding, fighting in a public place and common assault, police said.
The wounding and fighting in a public place charges against Reron Williams related to an incident at a wedding reception in October.
Williams got into an argument with Omar Harvey. An altercation followed, with Williams inflicting seven stab wounds to his victim.
In a separate case, Williams was also found guilty of common assault on Kristan Williams at Rankin Joe’s Night Club in December.
Man convicted of selling stolen goods to owner
A man who sold stolen items back to their owner has been given a suspended jail sentence, police said.
Drexel Wilson of West Road, Grand Turk, pleaded guilty March 13 to the handling stolen goods for selling a set of poker chips for $20 to Robert Tucker.
On examination of the chips, Tucker realised they actually belonged to him and had been stolen from his premises a few days earlier.
Wilson was given a 12-month suspended sentence and ordered to pay $300 immediately and $646 within 28 days.
For daily detailed crime reports and other police information, visit the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force website at www.tcipolice.tc.
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