A 47-year-old mason was released on $1,500 bail on a two-year-old assault charge today.
Dexter Anthony Williams of #10 Tweedside Road, St Michael pleaded guilty in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court to unlawfully and maliciously wounding Naresh Persaud on October 6, 2014.
According to the facts provided by the lead investigator in the case, the two men were involved in an altercation at Nursery Drive, following a misunderstanding on a previous occasion. In that first incident, Persaud was the accused and the police issued him with a warning.
However, in the altercation on October 6, Persaud became the complainant when Williams threw a bottle at him, hitting him on the hand and right elbow.
Addressing Magistrate Douglas Frederick this afternoon, Williams said that on the mentioned date he was having a few beers when a friend told him he could not say the name “Shelia”.
“Shelia is a girl in a Guyanese club,” Williams explained, adding that Persaud was about five feet away from him when he also told him not to call the woman’s name.
Williams said a confrontation ensued which became physical and he hit Persaud who fell to the ground.
When asked by the magistrate whether he had an agreement with Persaud to compensate him for his injuries, Williams said: “We had no agreement so about money, just to stay away from each other.”
“I don’t know how Naresh bring police here this morning and police arrest me,” Williams said.
After Williams’ surety was accepted, Magistrate Frederick adjourned the matter to April 7. Persaud is expected to attend the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on that date to address the court.