For wasting the police and the court’s time, a couple has been placed on a bond to keep the peace for the next year.
Dale Honley Rowe and his girlfriend Shon-Lyn Callender will have to stay out of trouble for the next 12 months, otherwise they will have to pay $1,500 forthwith or spend three months in jail.
Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant handed down the sentence in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today after Rowe, 25, of Hallets Crescent, Brighton, Black Rock, St Michael, pleaded not guilty to assaulting Callender on May 13, 2018.
However, Callender told the magistrate she was no longer interested in pursuing the matter.
“I was upset and embarrassed, that’s why I went to the police. But since then we have sat down and worked things out, so I don’t want to continue with the case,” she said.
The magistrate cautioned her that she could not expect to waste the police’s time, especially during the hectic election season.
“Don’t make frivolous reports to the police. The police have a lot of work to do, especially as it is elections,” she said, before handing down her ruling.