Based on some “worrying” information he received, Myles Obrian Richards had decided last month to head-butt his neighbour.
However, after spending a couple weeks on remand at HMP Dodds, Richards admitted to Magistrate Douglas Frederick that he had made a wrong move.
The self-employed 37-year-old of Grazettes Gardens, St Michael had earlier pleaded guilty to maliciously wounding Ian Henry on February 10, 2016.
When he returned to the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today for sentencing, Richards not only apologized to the complainant, but also pleaded with the magistrate not to send him back to prison.
“I’m sorry. I should not have head-butted you. There are no ifs or buts about it,” he told Henry, who was standing opposite him in the witness stand.
When asked by the magistrate about his experience at HMP Dodds, Richards responded, “I definitely don’t want to go back there. I know Government is trying hard, but the food isn’t good. You get one bread at morning and if you are lucky you would get three scoops of rice in the afternoon.”
Luckily for him though, his neighbour said he was not interested in any compensation. However, Henry told the court he was worried about Richards, whom he described as “being violent”.
After listening to Richards’ apology, the magistrate then placed him on a bond to keep the peace for six months. If he breaches it, he will spend three months in prison.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Martin Rock told the court that the complainant went over to Richards’ house to do something for his mother.
As he left to go home he was followed by Richards, who approached him and said, “I do not like what you are doing.”
He then attacked him and head-butted him in his left eye.
The matter was reported to police and Richards was taken into custody.