A St James man, who is accused of committing three offences against two police officers, was today given time at Dodds prison to “sit and reflect”.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick issued the stern word of advice to 23-year-old Shimari Dale Haynes of Walcott Road, Orange Hill when he appeared before him, charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding Constable Glenroy Scott; resisting Constable Sherlon Spooner in the execution of his duties and behaving in such a way on July 3 that it caused persons at the scene to fear for the officers’ safety.
Station Sergeant Neville Watson objected to bail for the accused, on the grounds that he had already been granted bail twice this year by the Holetown Court on charges related to assault and serious bodily harm.
“But he’s back here today on three matters of a violent nature as well,” the prosecutor stressed.
Watson also pointed out that the latest offences were exacted on two police officers “who simply sought to deal with a matter that did not concern the accused in the first place”. He argued that the society needed to be protected from Haynes and Haynes from himself.
Haynes’ attorney Roy Hurley said he hoped his client saw this as a wake-up call and asked the court to give him “one more chance”.
However, Magistrate Frederick felt that Haynes seemed “to be going down the wrong road.
“You see that even your attorney is having a hard time making out a case for your bail?”
Referring to Haynes’ charges, the magistrate asked Haynes: “What happen that your name getting called all the time?”
“I’m not sure Sir . . . I try to keep out of trouble all the time,” Haynes responded.
“But you’re not being very successful at it at all. You need to sit and reflect,” the magistrate replied, before remanding Haynes until July 29.