The Path To The Wrong Side Of The Law
By Rupert Missick Jr
The catalyst for his first criminal act was hunger; a raw, desperate but basic need for food.
At 13, Christopher Rolle was living on the streets of Kemp Road. His grandmother, the only person in his estimation who really took care of him was dead and his twin sister had run away a year before to escape an abusive home.
After, Christopher relied on the generosity of a friend’s mother who fed him on occasion and allowed him to bathe in her home.
That year, he was arrested and charged for burgling the former City Markets on Village Road. By then, he had already developed the habit of breaking into establishments to steal food.
Christopher is now 26 and serving a 13-year sentence for armed robbery and several charges stemming from a high-speed chase on June 2, 2011, that ended in a violent shootout with police on Chesapeake Road near Nassau Paper Company.
The incident resulted in him receiving two gunshot wounds to the leg and one in the hand.
He pleaded guilty to a litany of charges, which included endangering a police officer’s life and possession of an unlicensed firearm with the intent to endanger life before Justice Bernard Turner. He has resigned himself to serving out his time.
From the beginning, life was hard for him.crime, society