‘Peeping’ ex stoned and bitten
Angered by a report that his girlfriend’s former boyfriend had been peeping at her, Festus Felix Woodley told him not to come back around his house.
But when the man approached him and told him to repeat himself, Woodley not only stoned him, but also inflicted a bite for good measure.
Yesterday, when the 57-year-old landscaper, of Streeks Road, Flagstaff, St Michael, appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, he pleaded guilty to unlawfully wounding Rodney Harewood on January 3.
However, he will have to wait until January 19 to learn his fate after the magistrate adjourned the matter in a bid to speak to the complainant.
Prosecutor Station Sergeant Neville Reid, in giving the facts, said Harewood had been previously involved with Woodley’s current girlfriend for seven years.
After that relationship ended, the woman left Harewood’s residence and went to live with Woodley.
On the day in question, Woodley’s girlfriend complained to him that Harewood had come to the residence and was peeping at her.
Later that day, she asked her boyfriend to take her to Harewood’s residence to see her daughter who was at his house.
At around 3:30 p.m. Woodley parked his car near to the complainant’s house and as Harewood was entering his house, Woodley shouted at him, telling him not to return to his house.
The complainant approached the vehicle and asked Woodley to repeat himself, sparking a fight between the two men.
They fell to the ground and Woodley struck Harewood in the forehead with a rock. He then bit him on the right hand as he was pinned to the ground.
The woman eventually intervened and stopped the fight. She and Woodley got into the vehicle and drove away.
Harewood reported the matter to the police before going to the Sir Winston Scott Polyclinic to have his wounds treated.
Woodley was subsequently arrested and charged.
Magistrate Frederick told Woodley he was wrong for taking the law into his own hands and warned him to stay away from the complainant, before releasing him on $500 bail.
“He is the one who needs to stay away from me, but I will stay away from him, Sir,” Woodley responded. (RB)