Jailed for grabbing ex

COURT TODAY BLOCKOn a previous court appearance, Kedar Ondre Holloway denied unlawfully assaulting Shontelle Farrell last December 2015.

However, when he returned to the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today, the Block 2D Sunnyside Court, Deacons Farm, St. Michael youth changed his plea and admitted grabbing the complainant by her wrist.

Station Sergeant Neville Watson explained that Holloway and Farrell were formerly a couple and have a two-year-old child together.

On the date, Farrell and the child were walking along Deacons Road when she saw Holloway. He spoke to his daughter and then Farrell walked on with her.

As they reached the entrance of the Grace Bible Church compound, Holloway crossed the woman’s path and grabbed on to her wrist.

“You play that you got nuff talk when you ‘round people but not when you in front of me,” he told the woman.

Farrell asked him to let go of her hand but he squeezed it instead, applying more pressure as he spoke.

Holloway also told his ex-girlfriend that he “ain’t frighten fuh nobody…I would hit you in front o’ all o’ dese people out he’e…So you could run to the police ‘cause dah is what yuh like to do.”

When Holloway finally released the woman’s hand, she reported the matter to police.

Speaking to the court today, the convicted man said he had been encountering difficulty seeing his daughter and even though he and Farrell were supposed to come to some agreement on shared custody, it never materialized.

The father added that he was accustomed to having his daughter “every day” but that was curtailed and he misses her.

“Tell the truth, Sir, I was angry,” he told Magistrate Douglas Frederick, because when he tried to speak to the mother, he got no response.

“If you have a child from a lady, she can’t stop you from seeing your child…that is the law. But the law
is also that you cannot beat the woman or hold on to her hand,” Frederick advised.

He further advised Holloway that if he had an interest in seeing the child, he should look into his rights either through the court or the Child Care Board, rather than take matters into his own hands.

“The law gives you rights, duties and responsibilities as well,” Frederick concluded.

Taking the guilty plea into consideration, the magistrate sentenced Holloway to three months in prison.

11 Responses to Jailed for grabbing ex

  1. Winston Gittens
    Winston Gittens February 19, 2016 at 6:09 am

    Wow !

  2. Gina Harewood
    Gina Harewood February 19, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Good its about time domestic violence is taken seriously. Who can’t ear must feel.

  3. Lorraine Trotman
    Lorraine Trotman February 19, 2016 at 6:49 am

    What sort of example are you setting for your daughter ? Parents need to seriously consider their actions.

  4. Del Houle
    Del Houle February 19, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Domestic violence is a NO NO!

  5. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 19, 2016 at 7:24 am


  6. Nikita Watson
    Nikita Watson February 19, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Grab on pon that jail time

  7. kathy-Ann Clarke February 19, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Serves he right, he will sit up there and think of how stupid he was to play that he could grab up the woman, She dosent want anything to do with you, she allowed you to speak with the child, but, you still play you is an idiot. When you are released, kindly go to the court, get a date set up, that you and her can have a settlement, as to when you can have the child, be it every weekend, or every other. But no, it dont work your way.

  8. Mack Brathwaite
    Mack Brathwaite February 19, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Give him some anger management along with mannerisms classes !

  9. observer February 19, 2016 at 8:25 am

    The old folks always say big fashion aint no sense bud,look where you end up I hope you learn your lesson please be smart my brother.

  10. Dexter Squires
    Dexter Squires February 19, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Stupes.that judge is harsh.. I not saying he right to hold her hand with force but the court could have place him on bond..now he can’t see his child more n have a record also… Black men why don’t you wake up?can’t u c the court is putting the black women against you?…stop the violence behavior n deal with these women in court swiftly… When she didn’t want let u c your child just get a law or legal aid if you are financial is poor n take her to court..the court isn’t for the mothers only,its for the fathers as well but mostly for the best interest of the child..

  11. Kerry February 19, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    This is all wrong he should not be in jail


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