Six months for hitting guardman with rock

COURT TODAY BLOCKA man, who hit a security guard with a rock, has the next six months to reflect on his actions at HMP Dodds.

Derrick Anderson Brathwaite, of Hall Ground, Clapham, Christ Church pleaded guilty today before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.

The 39-year-old entertainer assaulted Peter Best on November 23, occasioning actual bodily harm, and also used threatening words towards the complainant.

Best is a security guard attached to the Sol Service Station, Wildey, St Michael. According to the facts of the case, on the date in question while Best was having lunch, Brathwaite approached him.

Brathwaite was holding a screwdriver when he said to the guard: “I would like to kill a security officer and go in prison and sit down for him.”

The two then argued and the guard ordered Brathwaite to leave the premises.

Instead, Brathwaite took up a rock and threw it at the guard, hitting him on his left hip. A customer then helped to subdue the assailant and the police were called.

Previously, management had banned Brathwaite from coming on to the premises.

This incident and Brathwaite’s ten previous convictions were taken into consideration by the magistrate, who sentenced him to six months for the assault and three more for his use of threats. The three-month sentence will run concurrently.

3 Responses to Six months for hitting guardman with rock

  1. Ormond Mayers November 25, 2015 at 11:10 am

    This man action shows the lack of respect for Security Guards. Like the police, Security Guards are there to serve and protect life and property. I am sure this man, would not approach a police Officer in this manner. The law need changing to give more protection of Security Guards

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  2. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar November 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

    This man action shows the level of respect for Security Guards, who like the polce , are there to protect life and property , in addition to serve. Surly, he would not show that kind of behaviour to a police Officer

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  3. Michelle Stephens
    Michelle Stephens November 25, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    plus 1 finger less!!

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