Man to be tried for hitting rider with stone

November 13, 2015

A man who used a stone to injure another because he had ridden a bicycle over his mother's foot will stand trial in January.

Charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and malicious destruction of property is Jermaine Johnson.

He pleaded guilty to malicious destruction but not guilty to assault.

The court heard that the incident took place on October 1.

Johnson said, "Him run over my mother foot with a bicycle. I went to him about it, asking him why, and he disrespected me."

He also told the court the complainant in question also used a bottle to cut him.

"Your honour, I got angry and threw the stone, and it hit the window," said Johnson.

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey said, "You fix back the place already?"

"Your honour, mi give the policeman money fi give him," said Johnson.

He is to return to court on January 18.

A fingerprint order was also made.

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