Issuing expletive-laced threats via a cellular phone landed a teenager before a Bridgetown court today.
Sixteen-year-old Kiameem T-Jah Boyce of Clarke’s Road, Delemare Land, St Michael appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court accused of five offences.
Boyce, who was represented by attorney Yvette Brown, is charged with unlawfully assaulting Dujaun Clarke on September 23 and Ramon Beckles on November 19.
He is also accused of using a cellular phone on November 12 to send a message, “All yu gotta do is let me see you out Bayland side den p***** or even in town ya lick down”, which was menacing and intended to cause, or was reckless as to whether he caused, annoyance, inconvenience, distress and anxiety to Beckles.
Boyce is alleged to have used the same means to issue another threat to Beckles which read: “I would lick yu down ya p****.”
The student is also accused of issuing a third threat using the same device, this time to Clarke on October 18.
It read: “I gine hit wunna wid so much, so much f****** bottles right and I gine throw my sword in one of wunna and if wunna wanna take it to guns I would get guns for wunna too. Ya f****** idiot anytime I butt you or your friend I’m gonna hit wunna with so much bottles and chop wunna up caw wunna aint got no f****** sense.”
That offence is alleged to have occurred in St Thomas in the District ‘D’ jurisdiction, so Boyce could not plead to the charge today. The matter was transferred to the District ‘D’ Magistrates’ Court to be heard on December 14.
On the other charges, the teen pleaded not guilty and will reappear before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant on April 19, 2017.
He was granted $3 000 bail with one surety, but it came with conditions.
The magistrate warned Boyce to stay away from all the complainants and their residences and not to send any messages to them.
“You are not to send any electronic or otherwise threatening messages to them or to anyone in the wider society. If the cell phone is causing you to do things that are out of character, you don’t need it,” she said.