Magistrate warns accused about his threatening behaviou
Adrian Ophneil Greene admitted to a Bridgetown court that the way he behaved at a St Michael polyclinic on Tuesday was wrong.
The 39-year-old pleaded guilty before Magistrate Douglas Frederick to behaving in a threatening manner on May 5 after lawfully entering the premises of Edgar Cochrane Polyclinic.
Constable Andrew Henry told the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court that Greene and the mother of their child went to the Wildey establishment. He and the woman argued and it later escalated into a struggle between Greene and three other women.
An on-duty guard tried to separate them but Greene began struggling with him. The guard eventually hit him on one leg with his baton. Greene was also ordered to leave the premises but did not.
When it was his turn to address the court, Greene’s explanation was that “some of the things he say ain’t true.” He said there was never any quarrel between himself and the child’s mother, nor were there three women with whom he fought.
Greene explained that the woman said something to the child, who began crying. He was holding one hand and pulling while the mother was holding the girl’s other hand.
Magistrate Frederick chided Greene for behaving in the manner he did and told him to “cool yourself”.
He then placed Greene on a three-month bond to keep the peace and did not record a conviction against him. If he breaches the bond, he will have to pay $1 500 forthwith or spend a month in jail.
“And don’t go back to that place and make noise with the guard,” the magistrate warned.