District ‘C’ Magistrate’s Court matters for Tuesday, May 24, 2016

By:St. Clair Sazam Hull


(CHARLESTOWN NEVIS)-The Magistrate Court in Charlestown, District C Nevis, resumed its sitting normal sitting on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 before Her Honor Yasmine Clarke.

The first matter to commence was that of Fitzroy Hobson of Webbs Ground Gingerland. Hobson was charged for beating Yemei Lan and pleaded guilty to the charge.

According to Police Prosecutor, Stephen Hector, on May 30, 2015 the accused went to Gold Coast Restaurant and ordered some chicken legs. Hector noted, that the chicken legs were prepared and served to Hobson, and after he started eating, he indicated that they were cold. He pointed out, that the victim told him to be quiet and at that point, he threw the chicken in her face. The Prosecutor told the Court, that Yemei told Hobson to behave himself and he picked up a stool and struck her on her shoulder. Hector also indicated, that Hobson paid for the chicken legs before he started to eat.

The defendant told the Court, that the incident which occurred was not entirely his fault. He said, that after he had paid for the chicken legs, he realized that they were cold and requested some hot ones or his money back. Hobson claimed that Yemei made no effort to either give him some hot chicken or his money, so he dumped the remaining legs over the counter. He stated, that an argument began and the husband of the victim pulled a gun on him and he took up a stool.

He was fined one thousand dollars to be paid in three months. Failure to comply will be resulted in three months imprisonment.

Before he was allowed to leave the docket, Her Honor told Hobson, that the bailiff had been looking for him for quite some time now but it appeared as though he had been dodging the bailiff. She told him that since she had him, she was not going to let him get away. She therefore ordered him to be placed in the cell.

The second matter to be heard was that of Darren Monzack, a resident of Shaws Road who was charged for the possession of cannabis. Mozack pleaded guilty as charged.

According to the Prosecution, on April 7, 2016 the defendant was seated by Cocky’s Shop in New Castle when he spotted Constable Nicholas who was on patrol. The Prosecutor stated that after the accused saw the officer he threw something into the bushes and the officer told him to pick it up. Hector indicated that the accused willingly complied and picked up what he had thrown into the bushes. He told the court that when the package was searched, a small portion of cannabis was found inside the package and Monzack was taken into custody.

The accused was fined one thousand dollars to be paid in three months and if he refuses to pay, he will serve three months in prison.

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