A 52-year-old man, who was involved in a fracas in The City on December 15, has been released on $3,000 bail.
Victor Odle, of Hudson Alley, Reed Street, St Michael, pleaded guilty to damaging a motorcar belonging to Carson Ward and unlawfully wounding Richard Ricardo Emmanuel Prescod on the aforementioned date.
Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim revealed that Odle was plying his trade at the corner of James and Tudor Street, when a cousin approached him about a man who was bothering him. He referred the cousin to another family member who approached Prescod. The situation deteriorated from there and became physical with Odle pelting beer bottles at Prescod. He then stabbed Prescod in the buttocks with a shoemaker’s needle, causing him to seek cover behind Ward’s vehicle.
During the melee in which Odle continued to pelt at Prescod with bottles and rocks, the roof of the car was dented and a window shattered, resulting in $3,250 in damage.
Odle, who is known to the court, told Magistrate Douglas Frederick that he pleaded guilty because the situation involved his family.
He claimed that Prescod had stabbed his brother and “doing foolishness all the time.
“The incident happen but I don’t know who hit the car, but I summons everybody to put money together to pay,” Odle said.
However, after hearing his explanation, the magistrate warned him to stop wasting the court’s time.
“You can’t plead guilty if you are not guilty and then give that explanation. You are wasting my time!” said Frederick, who under the circumstances was forced to enter a not guilty plea for Odle.
The accused man, who was warned to stay away from Prescod, returns to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on April 10.