Mental patient remanded

COURT TODAY BLOCKAn outpatient of the Psychiatric Hospital will call the Black Rock facility home for the next three weeks after admitting to damaging equipment belonging to the Crown.

Jason Anthony Snagg, 31, of Villa Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael was remanded to the mental institution by Magistrate Douglas Frederick when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today, after the landscaper pleaded guilty to damaging one Dell computer monitor while at Central Police Station yesterday.

In his defense, Snagg said he hit the monitor in frustration after becoming upset due to his mother’s constant nagging.

“She keep nagging me to go back to the Psychiatric Hospital, telling me at least she would know which part I is. She always telling me bare foolishness and getting my head hot,” he told Frederick.

“When I get to the police station my head was already hot and I just slap the monitor in vexation.”

He told the Court he had been recommended to do a one-year programme at the hospital, but had opted not to stay for its duration.

In presenting the case police prosecutor Sergeant Robert Jones revealed that Snagg was in custody at Central Police Station yesterday in connection with another matter.

While there, he became agitated and slapped the monitor, causing it to fall to the ground.

Before remanding him until May 3, Frederick told Snagg that upon his return to court there would be a conversation about repairing the damaged monitor.

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