Court: Man Jailed For Assault, Offensive Words

November 27, 2018

[Written by Don Burgess]

A man was sent to prison for six months for offences including assaulting an off-duty police officer.

In Magistrates Court, Lorin Baxter was found guilty of three charges before judge Khamisi Tokunbo. Mr Baxter was found guilty of assaulting a person in May 2018. The person was leaving the Warwick Rubis gas station as the person entered, and the court was shown CCTV footage of the assault.

Mr Baxter was also found guilty of assaulting another man at Island Cuisine in August 2018. The person was an off duty police officer, and was taking his son to breakfast. After he entered the restaurant, he noticed Mr Baxter and knew he was wanted for the assault on the other man.

After seating his son, the court heard testimony that the off duty police officer approached Mr Baxter. There were words exchanged in which Mr Baxter used obscenities. The court also saw CCTV footage of this incident, and heard he also assaulted the officer.

Mr Baxter was given a six month sentence on one assault, a three-month sentence for the other assault and was found guilty for using offensive words and given 30 days for that charge. He was not guilty of violently resisting arrest. All the sentences are to run concurrently.

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