Thirty-one-year-old Kedar Ondre Holloway admitted to assaulting the mother of his child and has been granted $3 000 bail pending the woman’s appearance before the court.
Holloway, of Block 2D, Sunny Side Court, Deacons Farms, St Michael, on Monday pleaded guilty to assaulting Shontelle Farrell on August 31, occasioning her actual bodily harm.
The facts presented by the police prosecutor revealed that the two, who have a child together, had been in a relationship that ended three years ago.
The offence occurred when the two saw each other in Ashdeane Village, Black Rock, St Michael.
The accused allegedly confronted the complainant about not getting the opportunity to see his daughter.
As he spoke to Farrell, he waved his finger in her face and poked her. She pushed back after warning him not to touch her.
Farrell later got a box cutter while the accused armed himself with a “plank” and struck her on the left foot.
Holloway sustained some abrasions and swelling.
In his explanation to the court, Holloway admitted that while he did strike Farrell, it was with an umbrella and “not even a plank”.
He argued that all he wanted to do was to see his daughter.
However, the magistrate told the accused his behaviour was not necessary, as he could turn to the court to get access to his child.
Holloway was granted bail after he secured one surety. He reappears in court on October 28.