Fight at ‘Q in the community’
Tyrone St Alwyn Franklyn faced two charges when he went before Magistrate Christopher Birch last Friday.
He pleaded guilty to having a scissors with intent to commit wounding last Thursday night when he went to the popular ‘Q in the Community’ at Hothersal Playing Field, St John.
However, Franklyn denied the second charge: namely, using threatening words toward Denise Waithe on July 10, by telling her “I would stab you. I would ****ing stab you up and put you down,” causing her to believe that immediate violence would be used against her.
Franklyn, a 35-year-old contractor, resides at Venture #3, St John.
According to Sergeant Azel Skeete, there was a large crowd at Q, including the complainant Waithe and her husband. The husband approached Franklyn and they were talking when Franklyn hit him in the head with a bottle.
When Waithe went to speak to Franklyn about his behaviour, he armed himself with a scissors. The police
When Magistrate Birch invited the first-time offender to tell his side of the story, Franklyn explained that he and the couple were “not greeing” for a long time.
He said the disagreement started when the wife called him a homosexual and he referred to how her make-up looked.
“But you have dreadlocks so you don’t cut your hair. What were you doing at Q with a scissors?” the Magistrate asked.
Franklyn responded that he always carried a scissors to protect himself. “They got people that does just see yuh and interfere with yuh,” he said.
“How come that doesn’t happen to me?” asked
Franklyn explained then that Waithe’s husband “come from nowhere and push me on the ground – for no reason at all.”
Magistrate Birch remanded Franklyn until Friday this week, when the complainant is expected to attend court.