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Pillow vendor fined $500 for threatening to stab police officer

Pillow vendor fined $500 for threatening to stab police officer

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A woman who threatened to stab a police officer was on Tuesday, fined at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court.

Inadora Antoine, a pillow vendor of Glen, was found guilty of using threatening words to PC Sheldon Searles, to wit: “I have to stab up you and Dopwell (police officer) no matter how long it takes.{{more}} I just feel like stabbing up yo [expletive]”, on November 10, 2014.

Magistrate Carla James fined Antoine $500 to be paid by January 30, 2015, or in default, Antoine would spend two months in jail. In addition, Antoine was placed on a bond of $500 for six months. In default, she would spend three months in jail.

When he took the witness stand, Searles said on the day in question, he was leaving the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court in the company of another officer.

He told the court that he had recently charged Antoine in connection with another offence.

Searles said while he and his colleague were walking past the George McIntosh market, Antoine used the words.

He said at the time, she was walking not too far behind him in the company of a man named Shaka. He added that after Antoine used the threatening language, she placed her hand in a bag that she was carrying and he told her to behave.

Searles said that when he turned to walk back to the court, Antoine also turned back and followed him.

He said her companion Shaka warned her to behave, but she did not listen.

In her testimony, the unrepresented woman denied threatening Searles and stated that three days earlier, a police officer who carries the surname Dopwell had beaten her up.

She said the officer had stamped her on her toe, causing her nail to break.

In her turn on the witness stand, Antoine told the court that on the day in question, she was making her way from the courthouse when she turned to Searles and said: “You see way Dopwell do me, he will have to pay for it.”

Antoine said Searles then responded, “I go get my dead.”

Antoine said she and the officer engaged in an argument, and she only reached into her bag to get her cellular phone.

She also challenged the testimony of police constable Moran Westfield (the officer who was walking with Searles), stating that she never had any issues with him, but he lied in his testimony.

Antoine asserted that Westfield lied about her because “police don’t go against police.”(KW)

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