A 19-year-old St Michael resident has been ordered to attend anger management classes after pleading guilty to assault.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick handed down the order to Adam Waithe of Small Land, Bridge Gap after he admitted to assaulting Jarad Nowell on October 14, occasioning him actual bodily harm.
Waithe had reportedly given Nowell $325 to purchase parts for the gas tank of his motorcycle. However, according to the police prosecutor, he began cursing and harassing Nowell for the gas tank even though he was informed that the money was short.
On the aforementioned date, Nowell was about to enter his home when he felt a “hard cuff” to the side of his face, which caused him to fall to the ground.
“I was talking to him and was flinging my hands and hit him. Me and him was switching words,” Waithe explained.
However, based on the facts presented in court, the magistrate suggested that Waithe had anger issues and needed to be taught conflict resolution.
Waithe, who was granted $1,500 bail, returns to court on February 26 next year when a report is expected from the Probation Department.