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Nov 12, 2009

Stackle Monsato adds more charges to his repertoire

Story PictureStackle Monsanto has a long list of court appearances on his charge sheet. And he isn’t a stranger to the police or to jail. Police say Monsanto was wanted since October nineteenth for a robbery. Today, the thirty-two year old unemployed resident of ten Unity Street in the Port Loyola Area was arraigned on three charges: Escape, Wounding and Assault upon Sergeant Jose Zetina. Monsanto appeared unrepresented and pleaded not guilty to the three charges and was remanded to the Hattieville Prison until January twentieth. According to Sergeant Zetina he and WPC Martha Rhys picked up Monsanto on Orange Street on October nineteenth, while on patrol. Monsanto was placed in the back of the police vehicle, but he jumped out as soon as they took off. Zetina stopped the truck and got into a struggle with Monsanto and that was when he fell and injured his knee. In his own defense, Monsanto claimed a police officer pulled a gun on him and he simply ran. But tonight, Monsanto is a convicted felon behind bars and it’s not for his most recent criminal charges; it’s for an old theft conviction. Court records showed that Monsanto owed the court one thousand dollars for a Theft conviction in 2008. When the magistrate asked him today if he had the thousand dollars to pay, he said “No.” and he would rather go to jail to stay away from Sergeant Zetina and also stay out of trouble. So Monsanto was granted an early Christmas gift and a warrant was made for him to spend an entire year in prison.

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