A 60-year-old man, who is involved in an ongoing domestic feud with his daughter, who is a police officer, says he wants her out of his home.
Noel Rudolph Callender, of 7th Avenue St Barnabas Heights, St Michael, admitted to assaulting Crystal Beckles on October 7, occasioning her actual bodily harm.
According to the prosecutor, police responded to a dispute at Callender’s home, which he shares with Beckles and other family members.
After advising them to keep the peace, Beckles went about doing her chores. However, while Beckles was standing at the back door, her father reportedly pushed her down the steps, telling her to leave his residence.
But as Beckles made her way to the gate, her father reportedly followed and “boxed her” her in the face.
Today, Callender told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that he had pleaded guilty to the offence because he wanted it over and done with.
However, he accused his daughter of making up the story.
“She lied,” he told the court, explaining that “I got a little tipsy and asked her about money [for the house], but she did not pay me any mind and I have to take all the slack throughout the month”.
A frustrated Callender said he was totally fed up with the situation, as Beckles a police officer “always telling me that she is the boss of the house”.
He revealed that he had given both Beckles and her sister time to leave and he has had enough.
“I would like both of them to leave my property . . . . I tired of giving them time. This is an ongoing feud in my house for a number of years . . . because she is a police she says, ‘I is the law I is the boss in here’”, Callender said, adding that Beckles “wears her uniform in front of me and says she is the boss”.
However, Cuffy-Sargeant reserved judgment in the case with Beckles due to appear in court on October 12.
In the meantime, Callender, who is on $5,000 bail, has been warned to keep the peace and to avoid contact with his daughter as much as possible.