Lowmans man pleads guilty to head-butting police officer
From the Courts
January 3, 2014
Lowmans man pleads guilty to head-butting police officer

Oswald Moore says he was in a drunken stupor when he head-butted and injured a police officer.{{more}}

Moore, a resident of Lowmans Leeward, appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Monday, and pleaded guilty to injuring the police officer.

He was fined for his actions.

He was also charged with using indecent language and for possession of one rock of cocaine.

On the injury charge, magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias fined Moore $300 or one month in jail. On the indecent language charge, he was fined $400 or one month behind bars and $150 for the cocaine possession or three months imprisonment.

All the fines were to be paid forthwith.

According to the facts, on December 27, Moore was standing in front of the Central Police Station when the police officer told him to desist from harassing two young women.

However, Moore refused to comply, and while the police officer was taking him into station’s office, Moore headbutted the officer.

During a search, a rock of cocaine was found in one of Moore’s pockets.

A sobbing Moore explained to the magistrate that he could not really recall what had happened because he was drunk. However, he recounted that he was beaten about his body by police officers at the station.

“Ah would stop de drinking. Ah was intoxicated. I don’t know what was taking place,” Moore explained.

Moore claimed to have been beaten so badly that his spine was in immense pain.

“Ah war stay off the rum to take care of my mother,” the 47-year-old-man said.(KW)