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25 cent dispute

Price pleads guilty to assault charge

COURT TODAY BLOCKTwenty-five cents was at the root of an assault which occurred at Paddock Road, St Michael last Thursday.

Today, Kyle Shamar Price, 23, who was charged for hitting Richard Prescod in the incident, pleaded guilty when he went before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.

The complainant is a groom at Valgle Horse Stables.

The court heard that on Thursday when Price went to Prescod’s workplace selling wrappers and fanta (tobacco) at 25 cents each, as accustomed, Prescod paid 25 cents only.

The two men then got into an argument. Police were called and Price was asked to leave the premises since he was causing a disturbance.

After Prescod left work and was walking along Paddock Road later that evening, Price came out from crouching behind a wall and struck Prescod twice with a blunt object.

Prescod then ran off towards Dalkeith Road. While he was doing so, Price began throwing rocks at the complainant, one of which struck him.

Price, a first-time offender, was sentenced to perform 140 hours of Community Service. He is due to return to court on July 22 after completing the sentence.

7 Responses to 25 cent dispute

  1. Tristan John
    Tristan John May 9, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Like there was more to the Fanta than the wrapper lol

  2. Michele Richards
    Michele Richards May 9, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Should I laugh or cry at such pathetic behaviour?
    Seriously? Come on 25c can only buy a mint!!

    • Horace Boyce May 9, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      25 cent got a man killed in barbados already over a pool game

    • Araya Sunshine
      Araya Sunshine May 9, 2016 at 11:25 pm

      So true Horace Boyce. A guy killed his friend for a piece of sweet bread a few years back. Remember that? He claimed his friend broke off too much bread and he killed him. SMH

    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva May 10, 2016 at 12:32 am
  3. stupesssssssss May 10, 2016 at 10:21 am

    all two a them want locking up………smdh

  4. Leroy Parris May 10, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    So true Horace, how right you are. It was a relative of mine who got knifed to death in the rum shop down Horse Hill over 25 cents pool game.


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