PHILIPSBURG–The Court of First Instance on Wednesday sentenced Felix Floyd Crawford (38) to twenty years imprisonment for a series of crimes committed between December 31, 2010, and October 21, 2015.
In this period of almost four years, he committed a large number of armed burglaries, four thefts with assault and battery, and one case of attempted manslaughter against a police officer. He was also found guilty of illegal firearms possession, and of threatening two persons with a firearm. One of his victims was a 14-year-old boy.
The Prosecutor’s Office had also called for 20 years during the Court hearing of June 22.
The defendant, who was born in St. Kitts, never learned to read and write. He confessed to the Judge that he had committed his crimes to provide for his six children.
These crimes include burglaries at the homes of former Chief of Police Peter de Witte and former Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson.
The defendant also has an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Antigua for a series of dangerous armed robberies. Also in St. Maarten Crawford used brutal force leaving several victims injured. He primarily stole jewellery, cash money, electronic devices, such as mobile phones, and expensive perfumes.
Besides having to sit out a 20-year sentence, Crawford will also be confronted with claims of victims and with a dispossession claim by the Prosecutor’s Office. The various claims will be dealt with during a Court hearing on October 5, the Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday.
Source: Daily Herald
Dangerous armed robber sent to jail for 20 years