Vendor charged over fracas at police station begs for jail term

Although she begged to be sent to prison, a vendor was yesterday placed on bail when she appeared before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Charity Magistrate’s Court.

Pauline Williams was charged with unlawfully wounding Monique Holder and causing actual bodily harm to Samantha Peters, disorderly behaviour and malicious damage to property.

According to the police, on February 16, at Charity, Williams, Peters and Holder had an altercation. Peters went to the Charity Police Station to make a report about Williams’s behavior. At the same time, Williams entered the station and started to physically assault Peters and Holder.

She also allegedly took a hasp and staple and threw it at a window at the police station causing it to break.

When asked by the magistrate if the facts were accurate, Williams said no. She related to the magistrate that it was in fact the other way around saying that it was Peters and Holder who attacked her in the station.

She then proceeded to beg the magistrate to send her to prison to “rest.”

There were no objections to bail by Police Prosecutor Ramsahoye Rambajue and Williams, who was not represented by an attorney in court pleaded guilty to the charge of damage to property and was told to pay for damaging the window as well as the hasp and staple, a total value of $61,200.

She pleaded not guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm and was granted $20,000 bail. She also pleaded not guilty to the charge of disorderly behaviour and was placed on $5,000 bail, in addition, after pleading not guilty to unlawful wounding, bail was set at $30,000.

She was ordered to return to court on March 16 when the matter will be called again.

Holder was charged with unlawfully wounding Williams and disorderly behaviour. She pleaded not guilty to both charges and was granted bail in the sums $20,000 and $5,000 respectively.

Samantha Peters was also charged but was absent from court.

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