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March 24, 2014
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Man uses car keys to stab security guard

A man accused of assaulting a security guard with his car keys at a parking space was fined a total of $29,000 when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Thursday.

Charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon is Dwayne Richards of a Kingston address.

According to reports, on February 13, the accused stabbed the complainant on his arm with a key, inflicting puncture wounds after he told him the area he parked his vehicle was a not a designated parking spot.

The accused told the court, however, that the complainant received the injuries during a tousle while he attempted to defend himself.

"I was coming out of my vehicle and the guard was squeezing me into the vehicle saying I couldn't park there, but I park there every morning! We started to argue and began to tousle, and either my keys or window (that got broken during the fight) cut him," he said.

Richard was fined $25,000 or six months in prison for the assault charge and fined $4,000 or 10 days for the possession of an offensive weapon charge.

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