No idle threat!
Magistrates issue separate warnings to alleged offenders
A 28-year-old man was today issued with a stern warning after he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court charged with using threatening words to a woman.
Jason Oneal Brathwaite of Pipers Avenue, Beckles Road, St Michael denied ever telling Natasha Elcock: “I gine shoot you when I see you” with intent to cause her to believe violence would be used against her on July 6.
However, after granting him bail in the amount of $3, 000, Magistrate Douglas Frederick reminded the accused that he was facing a serious allegation for which the prosecution could have easily objected to bail “given the way society is going nowadays.
“Make sure no further allegations arise against you,” the magistrate advised, before adjourning the matter until November 18.
Coincidentally, another magistrate also had cause to issue a similar warning today.
This time to Adrian St Clair Brathwaite, of Lower Two Mile Hill, St Michael after he denied telling Alonzo Brathwaite on June 24 that he “is a ****. I would burst you head. You lucky you inside the gas station. If you was someplace else, I would put holes in you.”
Presiding in the Oistins’ Magistrates Court, Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale said such threats were “to be taken seriously and dealt with quickly”.
The accused had first appeared before Acting Magistrate Elwood Watts yesterday, who did not take a plea from him. However, Watts granted Brathwaite $1, 500 bail and ordered him to stay away from the complainant and report to Central Police Station every Monday by 10 a.m.
There was no objection to bail for Brathwaite today at the Oistins Court either. However, the conditions remain in place and his case was adjourned until October 4.