Friday 6 December, 2019

Argument over child lands St. James father in court

A father's concerns about another male collecting his daughter from school led to conflict between him and the child's mother.

The conflict developed into a physical altercation that left Rene Forde facing an assault charge.

Forde, of Lot 512 West Terrace Gardens, St James pleaded guilty to the charge against Shawnette Roberts.

The court heard that on March 12, Forde had collected the child and when Roberts found out she called Forde and told him to bring the child home.

When Forde arrived the two argued and at some point Forde closed the car door on Roberts' hand. A fight then broke of out between the two before someone parted them.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy- Sargeant asked that the complainant be brought to the court on March 21 before sentencing is carried out.

Forde is on $1000 bail.

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