33-year-old West La Penitence resident fined and granted bail

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A 33-year-old West La Penitence resident, Shevion Rodrigues, was brought before Magistrate Faith McGusty on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on three charges.

The first charge alleged that, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at Light Street, Georgetown, Rodrigues unlawfully assaulted a female.

The second charge alleged that, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at Light Street, Georgetown, Rodrigues made use of threatening language to a female, thus causing a breach of the peace.

The third charge alleged that, on the same day, at the same location, Rodrigues made use of abusive language to a female.

Rodrigues denied the first and second charges, thereby pleading not guilty. However, he admitted to the third charge, pleading guilty with explanation.

Rodrigues explained to the court that he went to the female victim’s home inquiring about some missing material. The female victim was adamant about answering his question, at the same time causing an injury to Rodrigues’ left leg. His mother had cautioned him to go to the hospital and file a complaint.

Rodrigues said specifically, “The material din loss. I ask about it and me and she had an altercation.”

Upon hearing the explanation, Magistrate McGusty granted Rodrigues $20,000 bail for the first and second charges to which he pleaded not guilty and fined him $10,000 for the offence he pleaded guilty to. He was also placed under bond of peace until matter is completed.

The matter was transferred to court 11.