Magistrate advises man to split house

…after ex-lover brings in new fiancé

By Jeff Trotman)

A man who used threatening language to his former lover and her current fiancé was fined and advised by Magistrate Clive Nurse to split the house in two so that both he and his former lover can enjoy their privacy.

Forty one year old Don Walcott of 113 First Alley Hill, Wismar, Linden, appeared in the Christianburg Magistrate’s Court on April 8th, charged with threatening behaviour and abusive language to Hilton Cumberbatch.

It was alleged that on Thursday April 3, 2014, Walcott, at First Alley Hill, made use of threatening behaviour to Cumberbatch, whereby a breach of the peace may be occasioned. Walcott pleaded guilty to the charge and explained to the court that Cumberbatch is in a relationship with his child mother.

Walcott said the house in which he lives is in the names of both he and his former lover, Shelly Skeete, who normally visits the house. He said on the day in question, Skeete took Cumberbatch, into the house and at about 19.45 hrs  Cumberbatch was threatened.

Walcott was also charged for using abusive language to Skeete, whereby a breach of the peace may be occasioned. Skeete told the court that she and her fiancé were sitting at home when Walcott verbally abused her with a series of foul language. The court heard that the couple reported the incident to the Wismar police station after which the police arrested Walcott.

Walcott also pleaded guilty with explanation to the second charge and told the magistrate that he has no problem with his previous lover but he is against her taking her fiancé into his house.

Magistrate Nurse said since the house is also in Skeete’s name, she reserves the right to take whoever she wants into the house. Walcott was fined $35,000 for threatening behaviour, or alternatively a three-month prison sentence. He was also fined $10,000 for abusive language, or an alternative of two weeks in prison. Walcott was also placed on a bond to keep the peace for one year or spend three months in prison.

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