After spending the night in Dodds prison on a charge of assaulting his mother, 26-year-old Rico Kevin Prescod of 1st Avenue, Spring Garden, Black Rock was back in court this afternoon.
However, Prescod was reduced to tears when for the second time in as many days he found himself in the docks with no one to stand as a surety for his bail.
Ironically, it was his mother he turned to for help in calling his uncle to post bail on his behalf.
“That’s the only person that near me that can call,” Prescod told Magistrate Douglas Frederick between tears.
“I very sorry . . . I will not put myself in that position again,” he added before the magistrate called on his mother, Barbara Prescod – who he is accused of throwing a metal pipe at and shoving in the shoulder – to state her position on her son’s request.
“I just want my child to behave himself,” she said.
In response, Frederick told the woman she would need to face up to the untenable situation before her.
“All you do is call the police all the time and then he gets arrested and you come and dismiss the case. You come as a bleeding heart all the time. You bleeding for him but he isn’t bleeding for you,” the magistrate said.
He pointed out that the last time the mother had called the police for her son it was for “breaking a TV” and “this time he run you with a piece of iron.
“Who knows what will happen next,” he said.
However, the mother said she wanted to dismiss the case, while requesting counseling for her son to help him deal with his temper.
The magistrate said the court could not facilitate the process, as there was no longer a case against the accused.
“You have to get it on your own,” he therefore advised the mother.