Handyman assaults man with a piece of wood
On February 9, a man told the court that he assaulted Geovanni Williams in defence of his sister. Therefore, Kenroy Sergio Crichlow, of Watkins Alley, Suttle Street, The City, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Douglas Frederick.
The facts revealed that Crichlow had beaten Williams with a piece of wood two days earlier. He explained that he had received injury to his hand as well, during the altercation.
The 26-year-old handyman insisted that Williams was always interfering with his sister. When the sister was called inside the court, she agreed that Williams interferes with her but said she did not tell her brother about the last incident, someone else had.
Crichlow was remanded until Friday, when he returned to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court with a heavily bandaged arm in a sling.
While in the dock, Magistrate Frederick asked Crichlow whether he would be willing to pay compensation to Williams and he agreed.
However, his attorney, Dr. E. Waldo Waldron-Ramsay, disagreed. He then explained to the court that he intended to lodge a private complaint on behalf of his client, arising out of the same incident.
The magistrate felt that the complaint should be lodged first so the matters could come off simultaneously. He was also reluctant to let Crichlow return to a situation which might still be volatile, so he remanded him.
Displeased about being remanded, Crichlow became boisterous in the courtroom.
“Lemme go, big man,” he protested repeatedly, as two prison officers escorted him out. As he reached the court step, Crichlow, who was not in handcuffs because of his injury, began struggling with the officers.
He was however subdued and taken to the cells.