Nicholas Henry Rico Bailey blamed his most recent charge on the fact that “the women don’t leff me”.
And while that statement was met with laughter in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today, it was not enough to save him from being remanded to prison.
When the 26-year-old unemployed man of Phillips Road, St Stephens Hill appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick, he was remanded to HMP Dodds after pleading guilty to assaulting Chanet Toppin occasioning her actual bodily harm on February 6, 2016.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Martin Rock, in presenting the facts of the case, said Toppin and her sister left home to go to Bailey’s house.
After arriving there, they decided to go to Deacons, St Michael to get something to eat. As they were leaving Bailey’s home, an argument ensued between the complainant and the accused and Toppin reportedly felt something hit her in the back of her head.
She looked around and saw Bailey staring in her direction.
The matter was reported to police and Bailey was subsequently arrested and charged.
Bailey, who has a string of assault charges before the court, admitted before Frederick to striking the complainant.
However, he said this was only after she slapped him in his face in a jealous rage.
The accused man said though he knew Toppin liked him, he was in a relationship with her sister, who could verify his story.
However, in the sister’s absence, Frederick told him he would have to return to court on another date to settle the issue.
Bailey was therefore remanded until March 14.