A 48-year-old St Joseph man has been remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for the next three weeks.
David Ricardo Phillips of Chimborazo is accused of uttering the threatening words, “ I gine r******* kill you. I gine kill you,” towards Special Constable Kerry-Ann Burnett on November 6, causing her to believe that immediate violence would be used against her.
He is also alleged to have assaulted and resisted Burnett in the execution of her duties.
Phillips pleaded not guilty to the charges after they were read to him by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.
However, the prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds that Phillips’ antecedents showed that he had a propensity to commit such offences.
“The nature of the offence is such that police were trying to protect our vital tourism industry,” Sergeant Cameron Gibbons submitted, adding that the accused man had failed to cooperate with lawmen.
In his application, Phillips maintained his innocence stating: “I ain’t do nothing wrong.”
However, he went on to ramble, prompting the magistrate to send him the Black Rock hospital to be assessed by doctors.
Phillips returns to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on November 28.