'One thumb' man to pay for airport fight

December 03, 2016
Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

A man whose right thumb was bitten off in a brawl with his wife, stepdaughter and another woman at the Norman Manley International Airport last month, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour in the Half-Way Tree Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

Winston Bailey, along with his wife Lavern Wilson Bailey, stepdaughter Jessica McLeod and Althea Nelson were charged for behaving disorderly and loudly at the Norman Manley International Airport on the November 10.


Bailey was fined $6,000 and bail was extended until December 29.

Not guilty

McLeod was also charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

McLeod and her mother, Wilson Bailey, were reported to be off the island, while Nelson pleaded not guilty.

Bailey told the court that he accompanied Nelson to file a complaint to the airport police against Wilson Bailey and McLeod, after which the altercation occurred.

“Mi say to her [Wilson Bailey] that you need to stop harassing we—a six years now we part,” Bailey said.

Bailey said he was attacked by McLeod and Wilson Bailey after his remarks.

The incident was captured on camera with Bailey, his estranged wife, and McLeod engaged in a tussle.

Bailey, who was then sporting dreadlocks, appeared before the court bald headed, clean shaven and with a plaster wrapped around his right thumb.

The video showed Bailey's thumb on the ground after the tussle. 



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