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Jail term for man accused of assaulting two cops

COURT TODAY BLOCKA man who assaulted two police constables, wounded them and committed one count of criminal damage on March 3, was sentenced today to spend the next ten months in prison.

Anderson Orlando Philip Greaves, 45, had previously pleaded guilty to some of the offences and was remanded to HMP Dodds. However, reappearing before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today, Greaves threw in the towel and confessed to all of the charges.

Station Sergeant Neville Watson explained that the offences took place in the cells at Central Police Station when Constables Sealy and Stuart returned the accused, who resides at Clarke’s Gap, Spooners Hill, St Michael, to the holding cell.

They told Greaves to remove the laces from his shoes and the belt from his pants, but the prisoner refused and there was a scuffle. While the officers were trying to remove the items, Sealy’s pen fell from his shirt pocket.

Greaves grabbed it and stabbed Sealy in his upper left chest and his right forearm. The pen went through his shirt sleeve, damaging it. Stuart was also wounded on his right hand while he was helping to subdue Greaves.

The constables were treated for their injuries and discharged.

Greaves was sentenced to nine months for wounding Sealy and a similar time for wounding Stuart; that term will run concurrently. He was also given three months in jail on each assault matter, to run concurrently as well.

In addition, Greaves will spend a month behind bars for the criminal damage offence.

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