A moment of hot headedness has resulted in a Christ Church man being out of pocket.
Donovan Orlando White, of Smith Road, Sargeant’s Village, pleaded guilty to destroying a cellular phone belonging to the mother of his children.
Outlining the facts of the case before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, the prosecutor, Sergeant Theodore McClean, stated that on December 27, 2017, White and the complainant, Nelcina Layne, got into a dispute during which the accused took the complainant’s phone and smashed it into a wall.
It was also alleged that the 38-year-old assaulted Layne on the same day. However, White pleaded not guilty to this offence, while informing the court that it was the intention of the complainant to drop the charge as long as he paid her back for the phone.
“She is my child mother. We have twins and we already settled the matter,” White said.
However, Frederick told the defendant that Layne would have to come to court and drop the charges in person.
White was granted $2,500 bail for the assault charge and the matter was adjourned until January 19, 2018.
The magistrate also cautioned White to bring enough money to cover the cost of the phone when he returned to court.