Nine months on remand at HMP Dodds was punishment enough for a 37-year-old man who insulted and assaulted a police officer last December.
This was the ruling of Magistrate Douglas Frederick today when he sentenced Fabian Ishmael Waldron, of no fixed place of abode, to time served after the accused pleaded guilty to assaulting police constable Shawna Lynch in the execution of her duties on December 15, 2017 when he put his finger in her face.
He had previously pleaded guilty to using insulting language to the officer when he first appeared in court back in December after she had ordered him to remove himself from the steps of the Parliament Building, which leads to the service area where he was resting.
He had been on remand at the St Philip penal institution since then as he had no one to stand bail on his behalf. But having changed his plea today Magistrate Frederick stated the time spent on remand was sufficient.
“Although, I don’t know where home will be for you but you need to behave yourself. You are free to go,” he told Waldron.