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Stop with harassment, magistrate warns

COURT TODAY BLOCKIf Samantha Hana-Maureen Stowe harasses Faith Gibbes in any way whatsoever, whether on social media or in person, she will be facing remand time at HMP Dodds.

The matter between Stowe and Gibbes is that she unlawfully and maliciously wounded Gibbes on August 5, 2012. Stowe, 21, of no. 41 Gully Field, Bayville, St Michael, pleaded not guilty and is on $3,000 bail.

When the matter came up for hearing last month, the complainant informed the court that the accused has been posting things on Facebook about her, saying that she had beaten Gibbes.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant asked the complainant to produce a copy of the Facebook information to the court on the next occasion. Today the court heard from the complainant, when the case came up again, that by the time she reached home on the last occasion, “the majority of what she (Stowe) was saying was off the net.”

Gibbes further told the court that Stowe has been saying things to her as soon as she leaves court, making false reports to the police stating that she has been interfering with Stowe and causing lawmen to repeatedly visit her at work.

“I would like it to stop,” Gibbes told the Magistrate.

Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant warned Stowe not to harass Gibbes any further. “If you continue to do so, I am going to have to remand you.”

Stowe insisted that she never did any of the things Gibbes complained of.

“Miss Stowe . . ., if I get one more complaint for you, you are going to be remanded. Are you going to interfere with Miss Gibbes again?”

“No Ma’am,” Stowe answered.

“Miss Gibbes, she will not interfere with you again,” Cuffy-Sargeant told the complainant.

Stowe was also told to bring her surety when she next attends court on October 10.

Prosecutor, Sergeant Janice Ifill, asked the court to extend the warning to Stowe’s relatives as well, since they had formed part of the complaint.

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