Three men admit to fighting in River terminal
Three men, including a father and son, who were involved in a fight in the River Van Stand on Monday, have been placed on bonds and ordered to keep the peace.
Forty-five-year-old vendor Patrick Clifton Louis of Mantindales Road, St Michael, his unemployed son Rashad Jevon Louis, 23, of Dash Valley, St George and another unemployed man Anwar Erskine Springer, 32, of Lot #1 Cave Hill Drive, Laynes Road, St Lucy, appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today and pleaded guilty to causing a disturbance in the Nursery Drive Terminal, The City.
Springer, whose head was heavily bandaged and was identified as the aggressor, was ordered to keep the peace for six months and to stay 50 yards away from the premises of the Louis and his son. Magistrate Douglas Frederick told him if he breaches that order, he would have to pay $1,500 forthwith with an alternative of spending three months behind bars.
On the other hand, Magistrate Frederick did not record any convictions against Rashad Louis, being a first-timer. However, he and his father were still placed on a bond to keep the peace for three months.
If they fail to honour that bond, they would have to pay $1,500 forthwith or spend three months in jail.
The court heard that the three men were throwing objects, such as breadfruits, at each other in the terminal where people feared for their lives.
The facts also revealed that Springer and Rashad Louis were arrested on the spot, while Patrick Louis ran straight to the Central Police Station where he was arrested and charged.
Springer, who sustained injuries during the incident, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. The older Louis, who also received injuries at the terminal, was taken to get medical attention.(EJ)