Youth on probation for battery
A Facebook posting landed Javere Davis, a 23-year-old waiter, before the court for battery.
He appeared in the St John’s Magistrates’ Court before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh yesterday and pleaded guilty to the charge. He was also charged with malicious damage, but he denied committing that offence so the charge was withdrawn.
Davis was placed on probation for one year and warned to stay away from Washington Bramble, the victim.
The court heard that on Friday, July 27, about 6:50 pm, the victim drove his motorcar to Cook’s Hill to a friend’s house. While sitting in his vehicle waiting for the woman, Bramble felt a sharp blow to the head and saw Davis standing beside his vehicle.
Bramble drove off in a northerly direction and while doing so, Davis began to throw stones at his vehicle.
A report was made to the Gray’s Farm Police Station and investigations were conducted. Davis was taken into custody and he admitted to committing the offence.
He explained that Bramble had placed nasty information and a Photoshop picture of him (Davis) on a flyer and posted it on his (Bramble’s) Facebook wall.
Davis presented the offensive flyer to the court and when Bramble was questioned about it, he denied posting the document.
Man admits to attempted break-in
Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh has reserved her decision against Jason Minott, who is charged with attempted break-in.
Minott embarked on a trial but after hearing the evidence, he changed his plea and admitted to committing the offence. He will know his fate on August 30.
The court heard that on Sunday, November 11, 2010, about 8:30 pm, Minott pried open a western glass door of room 707 at the Grand Sandals Resort at Dickenson Bay.
He was caught before he was able to take anything from the room of a visiting English couple.
The incident was reported to the police and following investigations, he was arrested and charged.