Man admits to hitting woman with a rock

A 36-year-old man, who pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman, has been handed a nine-month suspended sentence.

Stephenson Oneal Bailey, of Apt No. 33 Golden Circle, Amity Lodge, Christ Church, admitted to unlawfully and maliciously wounding Amanda Catwell on December 19.

According to the prosecutor the two got into an argument after Catwell tried to snatch Bailey’s cellular phone from him. During the argument, he slapped her in the face, causing two people to intervene.

However, as Catwell attempted to leave the area, Bailey threw a rock at her, striking her above her right eye and causing a laceration.

When the matter came up in the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, Bailey, who is known to the court, apologized for his actions.

If he is found guilty of any offence between now and September next year he will have to spend three months at HMP Dodds.

However, he must return to court on January 19 when Frederick will speak with Catwell on the issue of compensation.

In the meantime, he remains on $1,000 bail.

4 Responses to Man admits to hitting woman with a rock

  1. Alex Alleyne December 21, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    I heard of a man hitting a woman with a rock but it was wrapped in a $100 bill.

  2. Caswell Franklyn December 22, 2017 at 7:22 am

    It seems as though Mr. Catwell is a traditional Bajan. In the old days a rock was the preferred weapon. Nowadays, we have all of this non Barbadian nonsense with guns and knives. He should still suffer the consequences of his actions but at least the woman is alive and for that I’m grateful.

  3. Committed Bajan December 22, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Women do a lot of nonsense to men and get away with it because they play the woman card
    Even though I strongly believe that a man has absolutely no right hitting a woman
    I even more strongly believe that woman should not provoke men

  4. Ossie Moore December 22, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Alex Alleyne man I was about to say the same and you know it happens a lot at Christmas ?


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