Griffith to serve extended time in jail

A Christ Church man, who breached a bond and a fine, while also admitting to assaulting another man, was sent off to prison today.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick imposed a one-month jail term on 44-year-old Alphonsa Claudius Philip Griffith of Pearl View, Kingsland Terrace, after he pleaded guilty to assaulting Greg Hackett on October 19, occasioning him actual bodily harm.

Hackett, a barman at a Dover, Christ Church establishment, was sitting on a bench speaking to someone when Griffith walked up and demanded that he apologized for making sexual advances to his wife.

Hackett refused, and Griffith reportedly slapped him. The self-employed man again demanded another apology which was also not forthcoming, and he slapped Hackett a second time.

Griffith’s guilty plea triggered a yearlong bond that was due to expire next month. As a result, he was ordered to spend two months in jail.

Griffith’s time behind bars at the St Philip institution was further extended by 80 days after his conviction card showed that he had failed to pay $800 in compensation, imposed by the court last November in an unrelated matter.

The sentences will run consecutively.

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