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January 10, 2014
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Woman on assault charge granted bail
Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

A St Catherine woman, who allegedly assaulted a policewoman at the Spanish Town Court, was granted bail in the sum of $150,000.

Carmen Griffin of Horizon Park, St Catherine, was fined $2,000 or 10 days for being in possession of an offensive weapon, plus $1,000 or 10 days for resisting arrest when she appeared before Resident Magistrate Vaughn Smith on Tuesday.

The accused explained to the court that it was the policewoman who had approached her inappropriately.

She pleaded not guilty to assaulting a constable, unlawful wounding, disorderly conduct and threat.

Allegations are that, about 11:30 a.m., Griffins was seen inside the court building in a sleeveless blouse and pants.

Corporal Rosemarie Miller-Brown told her she was not appropriately attired and asked her to leave the premises.

The accused allegedly did not take kindly to the instruction.

"A who yu a talk to, a clothes mi have on. afta mi no naked," Griffin allegedly remarked.

The policewoman attempted to arrest her, saying she was behaving disorderly.

Griffin allegedly resisted, reportedly grabbed the complainant, assaulted her and cut her hand in the process.

Griffin was arrested and charged by Constable Paul Banbury.

She is to reappear on March 4.

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