Two men involved in a stone-throwing incident yesterday have suffered different fates.
Ron Anthony Darien Hazel, of Progressive Road, Bank Hall, St Michael, has been sentenced to six weeks in prison, while Kelvin Livingston Cox, of no fixed place of abode, has been sent to the Psychiatric Hospital for three weeks for assessment.
Hazel, 23, pleaded guilty to causing a disturbance on Coleridge Street on July 9, while Cox, 59, pleaded not guilty to the charge, as well as wounding Hazel.
Sergeant Edwin Pinder objected to bail for Cox on the grounds that he had no place to live and based on the strength of the evidence against him. He also pointed to the accused man’s antecedents which show seven previous convictions of a similar nature.
“With all due respect my honour, I hope that you will not be bias with me. If you hear something about a man you do not go along with it,” Cox said before he started to ramble.
“I hope you consider everything that I have said . . . and pardon me,” he added.
Cox returns to the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on July 31.