Man admits to assault of court marshal

COURT TODAY BLOCKA St Michael father will be calling HMP Dodds home for the next three months after he assaulted a marshal who tried to arrest him yesterday.

Court Marshal Ryan King went to arrest Hayden Anthony Husbands, of Garden Land, Country Road, on a warrant for non-payment of maintenance.

According to acting Station Sergeant Peter Barrow, who outlined the facts, the warrant was issued by Magistrate Manila Renee in relation to the non-payment of $2 800 in child maintenance over the past two years.

Once that warrant was issued, Husbands would have had to pay the money immediately to the marshal or face 42 days in prison.

On Thursday, King, along with other marshals, saw Husbands standing on a step. When King tried to arrest the Husbands, he struggled violently, causing both of them to fall before other marshals subdued Husbands.

King was injured in both palms and on his right forearm.

Husbands pleaded guilty in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court today to unlawfully assaulting King in the performance of his duties and to a second charge of resisting him.

Husbands’ previous included convictions related to causing actual bodily harm and cock-fighting.

When asked to speak before sentencing, the 43-year-old said he had “nothing to say”.

Magistrate Graveney Bannister then sentenced him to three months on each count, to run concurrently.

In sentencing, Magistrate Bannister said “a deterrent sentence was necessary” not only for the offender but for others who may be inclined to commit a similar offence.

The 43-year-old said he has been unemployed for the past two years.

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