From the Courts
March 4, 2014
More persons charged in brawl with police

Two students and a teacher were recently arrested and charged as the fallout continued from the matter where van driver Eliyet Guy was found guilty of assaulting police officer Chet Solomon.{{more}}

Stacia McDowall, a female student of Great House, Lowmans Leeward, pleaded guilty at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court to using indecent language to Constable Solomon on Janaury 24, at Arnos Vale.

Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias fined McDowall $400 forthwith or one month in prison.

Another female student, Ketesha Audain of Largo Heights, was found guilty of obstructing Solomon on January 24, at Arnos Vale. She, too, was fined $400, to be paid in two days or spend one month in prison.

Arising out of that same matter, Phillip Arrindel, a teacher in training had pleaded guilty on January 31 for using threatening language to Solomon.

He was fined $400 forthwith or two weeks imprisonment.

On February 12, Eliyet Guy, 25, van driver of Calder was sentenced to six months imprisonment for assaulting Solomon, after the two got into a fight during an attempted arrest on January 24.

In addition to the assault charge, magistrate Browne-Matthias sentenced Guy to six months in custody for resisting arrest; imposed a $500 fine for stopping his minibus elsewhere other than at a bus stop; and three weeks imprisonment for obstruction of traffic. He was fined $400 forthwith for using insultive language; and for damage to property, Guy was fined $216 forthwith or two weeks in jail.

His sentences will run concurrently.