Magistrate orders Philbert Lockhart of Castle Bruce and Marianne Jno Finn to stay away from each other
Magistrate orders Philbert Lockhart of Castle Bruce and Marianne Jno Finn to stay away from each other amidst accusations of threats. The pair appeared at the Roseau Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Asquith Riviere on Tuesday August 2, 2016. Lockhart was charged with two charges of threats and one charge of intimidation. According to the charges read by the court clerk, on Thursday July 28, 2016 Lockhart threatened Jno Finn by saying “You see you, I will kill you” to her, at Castle Bruce.
He was also charged with threatening investigating officer Derrick Prince, who responded to the initial report, telling him “Come out of my yard; I cutting your two foot!”, and for intimidating him with a cutlass, while he was in the course of executing his duties.
Lockhart pleaded not guilty to the three charges and was released on five thousand dollars ($5, 000) bail. As part of his bail conditions, Magistrate Riviere informed him that he should report to the Castle Bruce police station every Monday between 7am and 7pm; not contact any witnesses associated with the case, or the complainants in the matter. The magistrate also advised Jno Finn to “stay away” from Lockhart.
The investigating officer was also informed to avoid Lockhart, although he is the one in charge of the Castle Bruce police station. The Magistrate advised Prince to find someone else to deal with Lockhart when he comes into the station, “Especially on Mondays” Magistrate Riviere told him, after being informed that there are five officers stationed at the Castle Bruce police station and they work on a shift system.
The matter was adjourned for trial at Castle Bruce on September 7, 2016.
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