A 31-year-old man, who assaulted his ex girlfriend, is to know his fate on Monday.
When Damon Jamal Wharton, of Sobers Lane, St Michael, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today it was revealed that he was in a relationship with Jennlika Austin for seven years, which had ended.
However, the two kept in contact via phone and other social media platforms.
The prosecutor, Sergeant Edwin Pinder, said those talks turned ugly when Wharton realized that Austin had moved on and was now in a new relationship.
On July 19 Austin was walking along Tudor Street, The City, when she felt a hand around her neck and realized it was Wharton’s. She tried to escaped his grasp but he continued to hold her in a headlock even he asked for her phone. She eventually escaped and reported the matter to police and Wharton was later arrested.
“I didn’t do this girl nothing, I didn’t choke her or nothing so, cause she clear skin. We were walking and I was hugging her like this,” Wharton said, while demonstrating how he had held her.
“I ask she for she phone, cause I tell she I calling she and she not answering she phone, but I didn’t take it or nothing,” he added, before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant adjourned the case to make way for the complainant to appear in court.
In the meantime, Wharton, who is on $500 bail, has been warned not to hug, approach or communicate with Austin in anyway.