A Bridgetown magistrate has told a 47-year-old man that he must keep the peace and be of good behaviour for the next two years if he does not want to land in jail.
Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant imposed the bond on Deighton Ward, of McClean Road, Silver Sands, Christ Church after he appeared before her on four criminal charges.
Ward admitted to the unlawful possession of cannabis on February 19, and assaulting and resisting Special Constable Kerry-Ann Burnett in the execution of her duties on the same day.
He was not required to plead to another charge of possession of cannabis which occurred in the District ‘B’ jurisdiction. That matter was transferred to that Magistrates’ Court where Ward is expected to appear on May 10. In the meantime, he is on $2,000 bail, which was posted by one surety.
After hearing the facts from police prosecutor Sergeant Janice Ifill on the other matters, the magistrate imposed a fine of $1,000 on the general worker for the cannabis offence, which must be paid in three months or he will spend three months in prison.
The 24-month bond was the sentence handed down for the offences of assault and resisting Special Constable Burnett. If he breaches the order, he must pay the court $1,500 forthwith or spend six months behind bars at HMP Dodds.