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June 19, 2014
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Pump attendant faces court on assault rap
Bjorn Burke, Staff Reporter

No evidence was offered in a matter involving a female gas station pump attendant accused of assaulting one of her co-workers, when she appeared before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Charged with assault occasioning bodily harm is gas station pump attendant Yolanda Dennis.

Allegations are that on the day in question, both Dennis and the female complainant, who is also a pump attendant, were instructed by their boss to assist each other in the running of their respective gas pumps. It is believed that thereafter, the two got into an argument relating to the pumps, resulting in a fight.

The complainant, who appeared in court, showed the sitting magistrate several spots on her face that Dennis allegedly used a pen to stab her repeatedly.

"We both were up in each other's face," Dennis rebutted.

The complainant then revealed that she had spent $14,000 in medical expenses as a result of the incident.

"Twenty thousand will cover the pain, when am I getting it? Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey asked Dennis.

Subsequently, the matter was briefly stood down, allowing time for Dennis to muster up the payment, which was made to the complainant in court that day.

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