PSV driver admits to beating his ex-girlfriend

A 35-year-old PSV operator, who cuffed his ex-girlfriend several times after she refused to move back in with him, has been ordered to spend the night at HMP Dodds.

Karlos Kurtis Omar Bourne, of 376 Kingsland Terrace, Christ Church, pleaded guilty to committing the act against Sorina Rock on January 30.

However, he had no surety to sign bail on his behalf in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today and as such was remanded until tomorrow.

According to the prosecutor, Sergeant Cameron Gibbons, Bourne and Rock were in a relationship which ended in April last year.

However, that flame was rekindled earlier this month but was short lived.

Following a verbal dispute, Bourne ordered Rock to leave the residence at which they were staying. She did so but returned a week later only to be informed that the relationship was over and she should move out again.

At that point, the woman packed up and moved to another location but when Bourne crossed paths with Rock along Baxters Road, St Michael yesterday, he requested that she moved back in with him but the woman refused.

Her response was not what Bourne was hoping for and, according to the prosecutor, he grabbed her by the left arm and pummeled her head with cuffs before the beating was stopped by onlookers.

That incident was reported and Bourne was later charged.

“I am very sorry for what I did. I was vex and I drank some alcohol . . . . It went to my head,” he said, in explaining his actions to Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant who adjourned the case until Friday, February 9, in order for Rock to attend court.

However, up until the end of the day’s sitting Bourne had no one to sign his bail and was sent to the St Philip penal institution for the night.

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