28-Yr-Old Man Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Police

September 11, 2015

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 28-year-old man pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an incident which saw him arrested after being ejected from a restaurant.

Thomas Watson, who the Crown Prosecutor said was employed as a security guard, pleaded guilty to multiple charges arising from his being ejected from Gombey’s Restaurant in St David’s by a Gombey’s Security person on 16th August 2015.

Mr Watson admitted unlawfully assaulting a police constable; violently resisting arrest; using offensive words; behaving in a threatening manner by lunging at a police officer; and unlawfully damaging a police officer’s shirt.

The Crown Prosecutor told Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that after being ousted from Gombey’s restaurant, Mr Watson – who was drunk at the time –  ended up behaving in such a manner that a member of the public sought to calm him down.

This ended in a fracas which resulted in police being called, and when police intervened, Mr Watson became aggressive and shouted and spat at the police.

While being arrested, Mr Watson had kicked the arresting policewoman and torn her shirt, causing $35 damage.

Magistrate Tokunbo ordered Social Inquiry and BARC reports and set sentencing for 30 October, and granted Mr Watson $3,000 bail.

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