A 45-year-old car washer is currently on remand waiting to be sentenced.
Rawle Anthony Skeete, of Reservoir Road, Lodge Hill, St Michael will return before Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes on August 19.
He was sent to the St Philip facility after he pleaded guilty to unlawfully assaulting Markie Doyle on July 21. He had first denied the charge but changed his plea after he could get no one to come and sign bail on his behalf despite calls made by the police.
The incident occurred at the Princess Alice Terminal where Doyle is a terminal warden, Sergeant Verdon Forde who read the facts disclosed.
He revealed that people, other than PSV operators, are restricted from venturing on the tarmac including car washers.
On the day of the incident Skeete was in the restricted area with a shopping trolley containing buckets of water which he had positioned in Lane 1. Doyle spoke to him about removing the items from the area but Skeete reportedly ignored him. The warden then removed the trolley and contents and pushed it outside the gate but did not lock it.
However Skeete took the trolley and pushed the gate attempting to re-enter the tarmac and in the process hit the warden in the lower back.
He went back to the restricted area pushing Doyle and started to curse and put his hand in the warden’s face.
The standoff created a backup of vehicles and Skeete subsequently left after two PSV operators intervened.
Skeete admitted that Doyle did ask him to move the trolley. “He started with a temper and I decide that I gine move it but I was talking to someone.”
He added that he pushed the trolley back on the premises in order to go through the walkway between the fence and shops.
“So I push the trolley through there, gone through the exit part the vans does come in. I didn’t hit him or nothing so. I aint hit him with my hand or nothing so. When I was reversing the trolley the trolley musee bounce him or whatever the case maybe,” Skeete said adding “I wasn’t in there washing [vehicles]”.
The Chief Magistrate however told him that the tarmac area is a serious place.
“They want order in that place. You are not to be up there and behave as you like,” he told Skeete.