It will cost a 38-year-old man $2,000 for jump kicking his neighbour, sending him crashing through the door into the gallery.
Barry Sylvester Coleman, of Apple Grove, Black Rock, St Michael has three months in which to pay Tyrone Bishop the money if he wants to avoid spending six months in prison.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick also ordered that Coleman not cross paths or interfere with Bishop and imposed a bond for the next nine months to ensure that does not occur. If the convicted man disregards the order he will spend three months in prison.
The two men rent rooms at the same address Sergeant Robert Jones informed the court. Bishop has been there for 19 years and Coleman for approximately 10 years.
According to the prosecutor the two have been involved in several disputes in the past. On May 30 at about 7 p.m. the two were involved in a quarrel in the living room. During that time Bishop retaliated by throwing a ceramic vase at Coleman but missed him. But Coleman did not miss when he began cuffing Bishop about the neck and body, before “jump kicking him through the door into the gallery.” He then landed more cuffs about his neighbour before walking away leaving Bishop bleeding.
The matter was reported and Bishop was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) were he was treated and released.
“I plead guilty because I wrong,” Coleman told Magistrate Douglas today adding that “everything” occurred in the patio and not in the living room as stated.
“The fight was like 30 seconds and the cuffs was in the head. We basically the same height. I jumped kick him but not in the neck. I does rent in the back part of the house . . . I can keep my distance from him,” Coleman explained.
Bishop was also present today and said: “He was wrong I ain’t do he nothing. I curse he and I call he a strip dancer. I was in the chair relaxing and he kicked the chair.”
He added that he wanted compensation for his injuries but was willing to give Coleman time to pay.
“I have nine stitches in my mouth. I just want he keep far from me. I can’t work right now. I does work with a jack hammer. I doing wells. I want $2,000.”
That matter was settled with the compensation order and the bond imposed by Magistrate Frederick.
However at the end of the hearing Coleman was arrested while in court in connection with another matter and taken in handcuffs from the District ‘A’ No. 1 Magistrates’ Court by an officer.
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