The issue of compensation will be discussed when a 25-year-old porter who pleaded guilty to criminal damage returns to court on June 9 in the District ‘D’ jurisdiction.
Shemar Armanny Mayers, of Passage Gardens, St Michael admitted before Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes that he was the one who damaged the house of Latoya Sandiford on April 1 without lawful excuse. However, the first time offender said his actions were born out of frustration.
On Wednesday there was a dispute between Mayers and another person at the apartment at which he lived. During that time, according to Sergeant Theodore McClean, he armed himself with a sword and slashed at a door damaging it. The matter was reported to police and he was arrested.
“The other individual keeps invading my room,” Mayers disclosed saying that things came to a head that day and an argument ensued. “The individual assault me and a scuffle started . . . and the individual went downstairs and came back with a knife. I found myself with a sword which was the closet thing to me.”
He added: “I did not swing at the individual, I swing at the door out of frustration. I have to find lodging elsewhere.”
Chief Magistrate Weekes then adjourned the case with an order for Sandiford to be warned for court to discuss compensation for the damaged door.
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