A 17-year-old who was not only rude to his mother but also assaulted a police officer while in handcuffs has been remanded to prison on a robbery charge.
Terron Antonio Bridgeman, of Ashdeane Village, Black Rock, St Michael pleaded guilty to assaulting police constable Jovica Headley in the execution of his duty on September 18 but denied robbing Rashone Joseph of $30 on September 17.
Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim in reading the facts said lawmen executed a search warrant at Bridgeman’s home where he lives with his mother. While there they observed him being “very rude” to his mother and warned him about his behaviour but he persisted.
He was taken away in a police vehicle but his behaviour continued to deteriorate as lawmen drove along the Spring Garden Highway to the point that Bridgeman became aggressive and struck officer Headley on the left side of his face with the handcuffs causing him pain.
In his defence, Bridgeman claimed that the police hit him and he simply raised his hand. He was also adamant that he was not rude to his mother but she told the magistrate otherwise.
With respect to the robbery charge the prosecutor objected to bail on the ground that lawmen were still searching for another suspect.
Bridgeman will return to the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on October 18.