Wednesday 26 September, 2018

St Catherine man allegedly beat girlfriend, threatened to kill her

An accused male who appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court earlier this week was told to report daily to the Spanish Town Police. His attorney, however, convinced parish judge Natalie Brooks to reduce the reporting days to five.

Charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and threatening the complainant is Anthony Collins of a Railway address in Spanish Town.

It was reported in open court that both parties were previously in a relationship and operated a shop.

On January 31, 2017 at 7 pm, the complainant was allegedly at her home at the Railway Premises when Collins entered and an argument ensued. The statement alleges that Collins thumbed the female all over her body and threatened to murder her.

In her statement, the complainant outlined that she has been assaulted by the accused 10 times.

His attorney, who denied the accusations on behalf of his client, told the judge that both shared a shop and, a week after the incident, $10,000 was given to the female towards her doctor bill. He also outlined that a few weeks after, the complainant, accompanied by the police, came to the shop and removed all of the items and has not been there seen since.

Bail was then granted in the sum of $150,000 with one to two sureties, he is to surrender his travel documents and a stop order placed at all ports of exits and entry.

Collins was told not to interfere with the complainant and as such instead of reporting daily, he would do so Mondays to Fridays between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm.

He is scheduled to reappear in court on October 17, 2017 and full disclosure made on or before July 18, 2017.