Four men released on charges of assault

After they were sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for review, five cases against four St John men were dismissed in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.

Shawn Orlando Quintyne, 35, Jermaine Kemar Collymore, 28, Lamar Akiel Waithe, and 22-year-old Rico Warren Turney learned they had no case to answer, since no evidence was being offered against them.

The men, who all reside at Massiah Street, were advised by Acting Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch that they should take the turn of events as “a yellow light”, which should cause them to slow down and think about what they were doing.

“Do not come back here or to any other court,” he warned. “The matters are dismissed for want of prosecution.”

The quartet formerly faced charges of assaulting Ja-Lisa Holder on July 25, 2012 and causing her actual bodily harm, along with four other December 3, 2012 charges of assaulting Shawn Shepherd and causing him actual bodily harm, unlawfully and maliciously wounding Shepherd, doing serious bodily harm to Trevor Steele and using conduct toward him which caused others present at the scene to fear for Steele’s safety.

Collymore, who was represented by attorney-at-law Dave Cumberbatch, still faces a solo charge of entering Joy-Ann King’s home as a trespasser sometime between September 28 and November 16, 2012, and making off with jewellery and electronic devices worth $8 500.

He returns to court on July 25 on that matter.   

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