A Bridgetown magistrate has placed a Checker Hall, St Lucy man on a bond to keep the peace for the next six months.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick recently handed down the order on Dwain Glenfield Lopez after he admitted to assaulting O’neil Maynard on December 15.
According to the facts, the complainant was at his girlfriend’s home in St Stephen’s, St Michael, lying on the floor near the front door, when Lopez, who claimed that he was intimately involved with the same woman, stepped over him and entered the bedroom of his “acclaimed girlfriend”.
After Maynard was reportedly asked why he entered the bedroom, Lopez went to the front door and Maynard told him to leave. An argument ensued, which resulted in Lopez cuffing and kicking Maynard.
Both Maynard and Lopez went to the police station and reported the matter.
Lopez told Magistrate Douglas Frederick that some of the facts read by the prosecutor were “wrong”.
“I grabble on pun him and push him,” Lopez sought to clarify.
The magistrate then asked the man whether he had learned any lessons from the incident, to which he replied: “Yes . . . see people and don’t touch them.”
However, Frederick told him that was only part of it.
“This is a little crazy . . . Both of you thought you had the same woman. When a country man come to town, they can get trick. . . . St Lucy is too far,” the magistrate said to the man who told the court that he was finished with the situation and would not be going to the residence anymore.
He was then placed on the bond. If he breaches the order, he will have to pay $2,000 forthwith or spend three months in prison.