A 27-year-old Vincentian painter, who fully expected to return home today after pleading guilty to assaulting his girlfriend, will spend the night at HMP Dodds.
Dillano Gregdan Jon Olive, of Second Avenue, Station Hill, St Michael, was remanded until Friday for failing to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court for over a year and a half on a serious bodily harm charge.
“He [the complainant] was not coming [to court] and [I] used to come all the time, so I tell myself this case done. He [the complainant] spoke to me and say that he done with this because me and he is good friends,” the Vincentian explained.
Meantime his girlfriend Akelia Clarke who he admitted to assaulting on June 27, occasioning her actual bodily harm, is also expected to make an appearance tomorrow.
Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim said the two had been in a “tumultuous” relationship for the past nine months.
On the aforementioned date, they made arrangements to meet up, but Clarke was a no show. Therefore, Olive went to her home where he declared the relationship was over following an argument. They then ventured to Olive’s house for Clarke’s belongings but while on the way there, he reportedly snatched her phone and cuffed her in the face.
“It was a mistake. I snatched the phone and my hand hit her face I didn’t do it for purpose. We were good before . . . but she changed . . . [I] want [the relationship] over, I can’t take it,” Olive explained.
Both cases will continue tomorrow.