From the Courts
July 3, 2020
Alleged assault lands taxi man in court

An apparent disagreement between two taxi men drove one to report the other to the police for assault bodily harm.

Darron Russell, a 33-year-old resident of Kingstown Park was taken to the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday July 1.

At first Russell entered a guilty plea to the charge that he did, on December 30, 2019, assault Romeo Dembar, a 66-year-old taxi driver of Cane Garden, causing him actual bodily harm.

However, in the story that Russell told Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett, he presented a defence to the charge, and as such a not guilty plea was entered instead.

There will be a trial in the matter, which may take place at the next adjourned date, October 19.

In the meantime, Russell has been released on $1000 bail with one surety.