By FARRAH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN was ordered to attend anger management classes after he damaged his ex-girlfriend’s father’s vehicle and house windows.
Jian Dorsett, 29, was accused of breaking the glass window of a Ford transit bus on September 28. He was also accused of causing $800 worth of damage to the exterior glass windows of his ex-girlfriend’s father’s house on Seahorse Close on the same day.
According to the prosecution, the complainant was at his residence when his daughter’s ex-boyfriend came there and created a disturbance in front of his daughter, who was with another male friend.
The court was told that Dorsett then damaged the exterior windows of the complainant’s house, before causing $1,200 worth of damage to the tyres and windows of his Ford bus. As a result of his complaint, Dorsett was arrested.
During the hearing before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes, Dorsett pleaded guilty. He was subsequently ordered to compensate his ex-girlfriend’s father for his damaged property and was placed on probation for 24 months.
Magistrate Forbes also banned the accused from having any direct or indirect contact with the complainant. He said if Dorsett failed to comply with his orders, he would spend six months in prison.
Yesterday, another man also appeared before Magistrate Ambrose Armbrister charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend and damaging her TV.
The prosecution alleged that D’Quille Edgecombe assaulted his former partner on October 14, before smashing her $515 television onto the floor.
The court was told the woman was involved in an argument with Edgecombe on the day in question. The prosecution said during the verbal altercation, the defendant pushed the woman before picking up her TV and throwing it on the ground. The court was told that the woman gave a statement to authorities and requested police action. Edgecombe was arrested a short time later. In an interview with police he admitted both offences.
After pleading guilty to damage and assault, Edgecombe was ordered to compensate his ex-girlfriend $515.41 for her broken television. He was also placed on four months’ probation.
Magistrate Armbrister said if the accused fails to be of good behaviour during that time frame, he would be fined $150 or risk spending three weeks at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.