Walsh Pascal of Didier Lane, Goodwill and Francis Talbert of Bellevue Chopin were both fined for disorderly conduct when they appeared before Chief Magistrate Candia Carette George on April 17, 2014.
Information revealed in court by police prosecutor sergeant Constance Cuffy indicates that on April 16, 2014 Talbert was installing music on a bus at Field’s Lane, Roseau when Pascal confronted him concerning an outstanding balance of $700.00 on a car that Talbert had sold for him.
Pascal told the police that every time he asks Talbert for the money all he says is “nothing yet”. That day, when Pascal approached Talbert he said the same thing; “nothing yet”.
Pascal picked up a stone on the side of the road and said, “You doe want to pay me my money” and put his hand in Talbert’s face.
In response, Talbert shoved his hand away and a fight ensued which ended up in Perky’s Pizza’s parking lot.
Police officers Moses and Durand who were driving by noticed a crowd of people gathered by the parking lot and proceeded to investigate. Upon arrival, they saw two women trying to separate Pascal and Talbert.
The men, who were separated by the police, were informed that it is an offense to fight in the public, were both arrested and taken to the Roseau Police Headquarters.
The police noticed blood stains on Pascal’s shirt and inquired from him where it came from, to which he responded, “Mr that stab me”.
Talbert, who admitted to stabbing Pascal with a screw driver, said he did not have the screw driver.
The police officers returned to the parking lot and found the screw driver.
While at the Magistrate’s Court, Talbert apologized to Pascal. Pascal also apologized and said, “I am sorry, all I want is for him to pay me”.
“It takes two fools to make a quarrel. If he owes you and upsets you, take him to court but don’t take matters in your own hands,” Chief Magistrate George told Pascal.
Pascal was fined $500.00 to be paid by the May 31, 2014 and in default of payment will spend three (3) months in jail.
However, Talbert was fined $1000.00 by June 30, 2014 and in default of payment spend four (4) months in jail.
“You had a screw driver and you used it, that is serious,” the magistrate said to him.
He was also advised to pay Pascal the outstanding $700.00 balance.
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