A 30-year-old man, who forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s room, is to know his fate on March 16.
Marlon Terry Martyr, of September Square, Hart’s Gap, Christ Church, pleaded guilty to assaulting Olivia Burgess on January 27, occasioning her actual bodily harm and damaging a door belonging to Saeeda Kalang on the same day without lawful excuse.
However, he was not required to plead to the charge of entering Kalang’s house as a trespasser and inflicting bodily harm on Burgess.
According to the prosecutor, Burgess and Martyr were involved in a relationship and are the parents of a one-year-old child. Burgess lives in a room at Kalang’s house and on the aforementioned date was at home when she heard loud talking. She came out of the room to inspect what was going on, but quickly ran back into the room, locked herself in and called the police after hearing the words “child father”.
However, that did not deter Martyr, who kicked down the door and damaged the dead bolt, before cuffing Burgess in the face several times.
Martyr’s attorney Akelia Reid told Magistrate Douglas Frederick that her client had already spoken to the landlord about paying for the door, which costs $350.
However, the magistrate said he would need to speak with both the landlord and Burgess before issuing a ruling in the matter, which was missing some essential links.
Until then, Martyr, who returns to court next Friday, must stay away from the complaints in the case.