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June 28, 2014
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Conductor jumps through station window

DEON P GREEN, Star Writer

A St Thomas bus conductor who has been accused of jumping through the window of a police station recently is to go on trial next month.

The accused man will appear in the Morant Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on July 28 for destruction of property.

When the accused man, 28-year-old Dwayne Panton, of a Morant Bay address appeared in court on June 25, the judge dismissed his explanation and set the trial date.

An informed source told THE STAR that it is being alleged that; "Him fly through the window and knock it out . Him land in the grass and was motionless for a while, then him get up, rush to the pipe to wash out his eyes. The police chased him and caught him again."

It was said that Panton received several cuts from the window and had to be taken to hospital for treatment,

Allegations are that the conductor was travelling in a van that was reportedly stopped by the police concerning a traffic offence. It's alleged that the conductor became violent and had a scuffle with the police officer, resulting in him being restrained and taken to the police station.

Panton told the court that at the time of the incident he was taken to the police station in handcuffs. He added that he was being roughed up and beaten with a baton. As for jumping through the window he said he could not tell what had happened as he was pepper sprayed by a policeman, "I can't accept your explanation," the judge said as she set the trial date.

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