Man sentenced for 25-year-old break-in; using sibling’s name for other criminal charges
Darrell Wall of Harbour Main was sentenced to 171 more days in jail after pleading guilty to several charges in provincial court in St. John’s Thursday. — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram
A Harbour Main man appeared in provincial court in St. John’s Thursday — this time, using his real name.
The last time Darrell Wall came before a judge in October 2009, he used his brother’s name.
He was even convicted of the charges, including impaired driving, as his brother, fooling both police, lawyers and the judge into believing he was Raymond Wall.
The truth only came out six days after his conviction, when he called the RNC and confessed to officers what he had done.
In court Thursday, Wall said he also called his brother at that time to tell him.
“I haven’t talked to him since,” Wall said of his brother.
“I wouldn’t be talking to you either,” Crown prosecutor William Cadigan quickly replied.
Wall wasn’t taken into custody back then because he disappeared.
It wasn’t until April 27 of this year, when Wall was pulled over in Holyrood for impaired driving, did his history come to light.
Officers discovered that not only was he wanted for the 2009 incident, a warrant had also been issued for Wall for a crime he committed 25 years ago.
In 1987, Wall and another man broke into the Goulds Town Hall.
The case was so old, it was investigated by then-RNC Const. Robert Johnston, who is now chief of police.
Wall, who was denied bail on April 30, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of impaired driving, mischief by diverting attention and break and enter.
The 44-year-old has an extensive criminal record, which includes theft, possessing stolen property, impaired driving and mischief.
Some of the offences took place in Ontario and Alberta.
Judge Lois Skanes sentenced Wall to another 171 days in jail.
He’s also banned from driving for four years.