Jealousy lands man behind bars

A 55-year-old St Michael man who was warned last October to stay out of trouble for six months is now in jail after breaching the order by committing the same offence – assaulting his girlfriend.

Ruel Clairmont Springer, of Deacons Main Road, returned to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court Thursday just four months after he admitted to assaulting Tammika Nicholls on October 16.

This afternoon, he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick to answer a similar charge. This latest incident occurred on Tuesday.

Station Sergeant Martin Rock told the magistrate that Springer and Nicholls are involved in an intimate relationship and live together. Arguments between the two are apparently a usual occurrence, as Springer has jealous tendencies.

On March 7, everything was going smoothly – the two had breakfast and Springer later went to shower. However, things took a turn for the worse when Springer began accusing Nicholls of being involved with another man.

According to the police prosecutor, Springer got into a jealous rage and pushed Nicholls by the back of the head into his bedroom. She became afraid and decided that she had had enough of his frequent angry outbursts.

She took up a fan she owned, an umbrella and a pack of Turbo drink mix and informed Springer that the relationship was over and she was leaving.

That further angered the man who responded by slapping Nicholls in her face, holding her by the neck, pushing her, and calling her derogatory names.

She reported the incident to the police and Springer was arrested and charged.

Addressing the court, Springer told the magistrate that he had pushed Nicholls out of his bedroom and not into it.

“She has her own bedroom, but she does sleep in mine every night,” Springer said, to which the magistrate asked whether the room wasn’t Nicholls’ as well.

“No,” he replied.

Frederick then reminded Springer that he was on a six-month bond in relation to the same woman and that he would be spending three months in jail for breaching the order.

“I know I going to jail . . . [but] when I come back from prison . . . I will end up with the same woman,” he said.

The magistrate asked Springer how he had arrived at that conclusion and he responded: “I just know that.”

Nicholls was then called to the witness stand where she told the magistrate she didn’t know if she would take Springer back.

“I want you all to warn him again,” she said.

That response led the magistrate to the conclusion that Nicholls did not have the capacity to make a decision.

“She is a sucker for punishment. She likes being with you even though you treat her bad,” Frederick told Springer.

He then sent the man to HMP Dodds for three months for breaching the bond and also placed him on a six-month bond to keep the peace. Breach of that bond would land him behind bars for six months.

That sentence goes into effect when Springer is released from the St Philip penal institution.

46 Responses to Jealousy lands man behind bars

  1. Nevanice FirstLady
    Nevanice FirstLady March 10, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Lmao she shudda hit he round he head wid the darn fan.. she have me so well

  2. Kim Ramsay
    Kim Ramsay March 10, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Waste of time and money

    • Sonia Small
      Sonia Small March 10, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      what waste what the said when he is they will end back together lolol

    • Kim Ramsay
      Kim Ramsay March 10, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Thats why I said it was a waste of time… court time

  3. Marva Straughn
    Marva Straughn March 10, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Lol…she pack her stuff fan, turbo drink mix…..etc…..

  4. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn March 10, 2017 at 8:29 am

    I think that both of them need counselling. Prison was not the right place.The woman just called the police to warn springer . This is waste of time. I can see that she is a worthless woman. This time she taking the man money HORNING the man with another man. she might not even have a bed where she is living before. Any body can see that is something that happening regularly between the two of them. That is why springer made those statements.

    • Igrunt Barbie March 10, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      Daft person this commenter

    • Sonia Small
      Sonia Small March 10, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      looking at him and his appearance was thinking what kind of woman ort i done

    • Angus Benn
      Angus Benn March 10, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      The money is what she is getting from the man. Some women have men who don’t take care of them.

    • Angus Benn
      Angus Benn March 10, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      Some women have men just for style

  5. Sue Donym March 10, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Correction: Violence lands man behind bars
    Breach of court order lands man behind bars.

    Jealousy does not have to end in violence. Even proof of infidelity does not give him the right to batter her.
    If a partner doesn’t deserve your trust, (s)he isn’t worth losing your freedom over. If you can’t do any better, start fixing yourself!

  6. Tracy Brown
    Tracy Brown March 10, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Gòod morning laugh fa me lol……sucker for punishment is right!!!!

  7. Tiffy Curls
    Tiffy Curls March 10, 2017 at 10:06 am

    More than, he got me lick up the most

  8. Tiffy Curls
    Tiffy Curls March 10, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Two em confident cause idk wha kinda madness

  9. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley March 10, 2017 at 10:12 am


  10. Dorry Pi
    Dorry Pi March 10, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Girl took up her umbrella and Turbo drink mix to leave. Lol. That’s what really got him vex but she’s very right! I would make sure and carry my things too. No but seriously, domestic violence is wrong and he needs to be put away. Looking like a hot mess with those teeth and want to be assaulting women? Nah though buddy.

  11. kathy-Ann Clarke March 10, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Dorry, YES, Domestic violence is wrong in all ways. But, look at it this way. it would appear that this lady is accustom to this kind of behaviour from this man, and you hear what he say will happen, when he comes out from Dodds?
    So, he knows darn good that she will return with him. I believe, at the point of time, she was fed up, but lady, you need to pull your self together and look to better yourself.
    And you pack your stuff, Turbo Drink Mix, Fan and your umbrella, is that all you have ??
    Man this is so wrong, go where all your other stuff is.

  12. Donild Trimp March 10, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Why are you all making fun at the victim?

    Domestic violence is no laughing matter.

  13. Grantley Hippolyte
    Grantley Hippolyte March 10, 2017 at 11:18 am

    wait boss man u is as foolish as u look enjoy your stay at the bulling hotel loool

  14. Daniel Polonis
    Daniel Polonis March 10, 2017 at 11:29 am

    when she is killed by the same man..perhaps her lesson will be learned. Of course he will be the ” I loved her to death” scenario after he finally kills her.

  15. Daniel Polonis
    Daniel Polonis March 10, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Is Turbo really that good?

  16. Leroy March 10, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Maybe they deserve each other, that may sound bad but its life and everyone aint going to be stars or even shining.
    Waste of courts time..

  17. Maria Paul
    Maria Paul March 10, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Wanna alright. The girl will be sheltered. Cool.and thirst quenched. A far better life now

  18. Truth Seeker March 10, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Smh, Imagine in this age of enlightenment, of intellectuals. Sooo much backward statements spewing on here,from the magistrate back down.”sucker for punishment “.Is it really as simple as that?.That’s why domestic abuse will never change here in Barbados as long as the boys club is well and thriving.

  19. Allison Hall March 10, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Smh, Imagine in this age of enlightenment, of intellectuals. Sooo much backward statements spewing on here,from the magistrate back down.”sucker for punishment “.Is it really as simple as that?.That’s why domestic abuse will never change here in Barbados as long as the boys club is well and thriving.

    • Igrunt Barbie March 10, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      I absolutely concur Ms Hall…. There are many commenter finding this issue a risible… It is for this reason that this problem will continue to perpetuate… To me the magistrate was making a mockery of this woman, and as usual the victim is mostly/always blameworthy…. It just a system of patriarchy and… Many who lead are intellectual chauvinist… They both need counselling…. I would sincerely hope the idiotic females and males who are commenting teach their young men what it means to be a man and respect of women…. Teach women to respect and empower themselves….. I am sorry that one of my fellow female counterparts has once again been shame…. Many Bajans are absolutely shallow and cold and judgemental… It is indeed sad that a supposed intelligent society has so many country. Backward baskets

  20. Donna Haynes
    Donna Haynes March 10, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    He is going to kill her.. SMH

  21. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce March 10, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    He bloody lucky to be looked upon. The idiot need to behave and learn to keep his hands to himself! Horning, cheating, side dish, no excuse she’s not the only woman in BIM. Cut your losses and go your separate way. In his case JAIL.

    • Sonia Small
      Sonia Small March 10, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      he said he will end up with her after jail lolol EVERY CLOTH GOT AN OWNER!

    • Wayne P Hoyte
      Wayne P Hoyte March 10, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Sonia Small although many of us wont condone the violence….. she going back is they reality and we cant change that…smh why would she go back? #moreturbo? if anyone knows her pled with her to keep moving.

  22. Sherwin Patterson
    Sherwin Patterson March 10, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    These sicko ass men need to grow to f### up.Still thank God he didnt kill her

  23. Sonia Small
    Sonia Small March 10, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    jesus christ what was she thinking with a man looking like that bloody hell he scary to even look at

    • Angus Benn
      Angus Benn March 10, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      She is talking the man money

    • Sonia Small
      Sonia Small March 10, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      Angus Benn money and turbo licks too cheupse them days don’t stir nuh moe

  24. Sonia Small
    Sonia Small March 10, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    He need to meet a brillo pad for a scrub no dentist can help him he need a SURGEON!

  25. Genavease Taylor
    Genavease Taylor March 10, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I thought she took up the fan to knock out de man then mix some drink an wait fa de ambulance…stuupppeeeessssssss

  26. Passionate Angel
    Passionate Angel March 10, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Look at he doah nuh ohhh murderrrr lol

  27. Shalese Roach
    Shalese Roach March 10, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Fontana Roach now she will go back to him and may end up dead the court talking the matter so lighty I am very confused

  28. Vashti Brathwaite
    Vashti Brathwaite March 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    My heart breaks for her. She thinks so little of herself that she would consider remaining involved with a man who abuses her.
    Hopefully in the time he is incarcerated, she will gain some strength.

  29. jrsmith March 10, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    This woman is a fool , in this matter , she is playing with her life I dont know her but this frightens me for her…. I know of a similar case the ending sad …. the police didn’t move when they should have……….


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