When he caused a disturbance and used indecent language to a police officer on February 5, he was angry, having just been robbed of $1,900.
That’s what Andrew Ricardo Turney, a 40-year-old vendor of Coverley, Christ Church told a Magistrate’s Court, presided over by Douglas Frederick.
He pleaded guilty to the offences and apologized to the court.
Attorney-at-law Lalu Hanuman, who appeared for Turney, said that he told him he had been robbed before the incident and it was in the heat of the moment that the indecent language was used. The accused said he did not know that the woman who spoke to him was a police officer because she was sitting in a car and was not in uniform.
The magistrate noted that Turney had appeared before him on similar charges, but the accused said he had changed and had decided to turn around his life, adding that he was going to England in April in the hope of getting a job.
According to the facts revealed to the court by prosecutor Sergeant Carrison Henry, Turney was near Time Out in the Dover area when he was observed by the policeman using indecent language. She approached him identified herself and told him he was causing a disturbance in the area. He continued using profanities. Another policeman came and the two lawmen took him into custody.
In his exchange with the police, Turney said “You aint got no say. You now come bout hey. You can’t tell me what to do . . . .”
The magistrate placed him on a bond for one year. If he defaults, he will spend three months in prison for the offence of causing a disturbance. He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged for using indecent language.