He first denied the charges, thenadmitted them, then denied them again. Consequently, Richard Dupre was remanded to HMP Dodds at the time.
On Monday, however, the 32-year-old man was firm in his admission that he committed seven offences on December 2 when he reappeared before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
The unemployed man, of Millyard Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael, stood accused of unlawfully entering the Old Jamm Inn, behaving in a threatening manner, and assaulting Jerome Beckles.
Dupre was also accused of assaulting and resisting Police Constable Alfred Austin in the execution of his duties, resisting Sergeant Jerry Moore in the execution of his duties, and unlawfully and maliciously wounding Moore.
“Yes m’am, I guilty. And I want to say sorry to the officers that was involved,” Dupre told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.
The facts are that Dupre and his girlfriend were arguing at the Old Jam Inn. He became loud and security personnel spoke to him, but he persisted. When the security officer tried to evict Dupre, the two scuffled. The police were called and when they arrived, Dupre continued being aggressive.
When the policemen attempted to arrest him, he fought with them too. He was eventually subdued and taken to Worthing police station.
On Monday, Dupre was placed on a six-month bond to keep the peace. Any breach of that order means that he will forfeit $1 500 forthwith or spend six months in prison, to run concurrently on all charges.