Ex-boyfriend fined for assault

COURT TODAY BLOCKA St Michael man found out today just how expensive a slap can be, after he was ordered to pay his ex-girlfriend $700 in compensation.

Jamar Damian Reid of Mount Friendship Road, St Michael pleaded guilty to assaulting Melanie Cox and stealing her cellular phone last December 6.

During the incident in question, the 28-year-old Reid saw Cox sitting in a van at Nursery Drive and, after calling out her name, ordered her to get out of the vehicle.

When she refused, he entered the van and held on to her handbag. He also grabbed her cellular phone and slapped her in her face.

The woman, who sought medical attention, produced $652. 12 in medical bills in the court today.

Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale ordered that the compensation be paid in two months or Reid will have to spend six months in prison.

He also has to pay a $250 fine in one month for stealing the cellular phone, with an alternative of two months in jail.

Cox asked the court to warn Reid to stop calling, texting or threatening her.

“Behave yourself!” the acting magistrate ordered Reid, “you have to learn to take ‘a done’. Stop following about the woman or you’re going to [put] yourself in serious trouble.”

4 Responses to Ex-boyfriend fined for assault

  1. Kathy-Ann Prescod
    Kathy-Ann Prescod February 18, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Keep your hands to your self.

  2. Sugar Kat
    Sugar Kat February 18, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Hands want breaking.

  3. Glenn Damon Clarke
    Glenn Damon Clarke February 18, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Caw…if a woman ever slap me…i rolling up on de ground…cuz i want a big pay day too

  4. kathy-Ann Clarke February 19, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Glenn, come let me slap you, cause you may not only get a big pay day, you might want a jaw too…lol. no seriously, why did he have to do that, if the lady refused to get out of the van, and came out to him, it obviously meant, she did not want to be with him. Then getting in the van like a magguffy, holding on the woman bag, snatching way phone, oh loss, he is a bad man. Well bad man does get put way too !!! I hope this will teach him, to keep his hands to his side…


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