Bond imposed on man for assaulting woman

courtA St Michael man has been ordered to keep the peace for the next 12 months, after pleading guilty to assaulting a woman.

If Jamar Rommel Crichlow, 27, of Lears Gap fails to comply with the order imposed by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, he will have to pay the court $1,500 forthwith or spend two months behind bars.

Crichlow admitted to unlawfully assaulting Cy-ann Sealy on November 11.

According to the facts presented by police prosecutor Sergeant Janice Ifill, Crichlow went to a shop in Hothersal Turning, St Michael and pulled the shirt of the complainant when the shopkeeper went into the back of the establishment. He only released the complainant’s shirt when the shopkeeper returned.

Addressing the court, Crichlow apologized to the court, saying, “it happened accidentally.”

The magistrate then imposed the bond which also included that he keep away from the complainant for the same period of time.

In another case today, Jawaine Romel Taylor admitted to assaulting a police officer and was reprimanded and discharged after explaining to the magistrate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Taylor, 21, of Lakes, St Andrew pleaded guilty to unlawfully assaulting Police Constable Mitchell Alleyne.

The facts revealed by police prosecutor Sergeant Janice Ifill were that Constable Alleyne and Taylor were in a bus terminal when the incident occurred.

They were among a group of people who had been waiting for a bus for over an hour, and when it finally came, there was a “push” to get in the vehicle.

Constable Alleyne entered the bus and spoke to the driver, requesting that he shut the door and stop issuing tickets until the situation had calmed down.

It was at that time that a group of about 12 youngsters forced their way into the bus and Taylor reportedly punched the officer in the left shoulder.

In explaining what took place on November 17, Jordan said: “Everybody was pushing to get on the bus and I was being pushed and the [police officer] was pushed too.”

The magistrate then imposed the sentence.

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