Court proceedings took a violent turn this afternoon as two of four men turned on each other in the docks of the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court.
After 23-year-old Malcolm Marlon Archer, of Sweet Street, Lowthers Hill, Christ Church, 25-year-old Ramone Sharome Henderson Griffith of the same address, 23-year-old Shaquille Oneal Orlando Cumberbatch, of 3rd Avenue Parris Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael and 28-year-old Rashad Kemar Moore, of Vauxhall, Christ Church, entered the dock, Archer said he wanted to put in an application for bail, while telling Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that before he found himself in “this predicament” he was gainfully employed.
However, his bail application came to an abrupt halt as a fight erupted between him and Moore.
Officers rushed to part the two accused, as their fight spilled out of the docks, forcing onlookers to scamper to safety.
The incident ended as quickly it began, although one of the accused could be heard saying, “I don’t want he near me” even after the fight had ended.
The men are jointly charged with unlawfully wounding Rosche Chandler with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him or to do some serious bodily harm to him.
They are also accused of entering Chandler’s home as trespassers and stealing $23, 598 worth of items, including eight rings, a bracelet, three cellular phones, two hats, a bag, three fire sticks, a pair of slippers, two chains, two pendants, four pairs of shoes, four watches and $1,600 cash.
It is also alleged that they had a firearm, a hammer and a knife when the offences took place.
They return to court on August 13.