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Teens end up in court because of ongoing feud

Teens end up in court because of ongoing feud


AN ONGOING FEUD at Redemption Sharpes has resulted in three young men appearing before the court.

The dispute caught the attention of police last Friday and the three teenagers appeared before magistrate Bertie Pompey at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday to answer to charges of wounding and damage to property.{{more}}

Jareth Phillips was charged that on October 21, 2016, along with wounding another person, he busted the window of minivan HH87. He, however, only pleaded guilty to damaging the minivan.

Additionally, Jonte Telesford, the 17-year-old son of the owner of the minivan, pleaded guilty to unlawfully and malicious- ly wounding Jareth Phillips on October 21, 2016.

According to police, Telesford and Phillips have an ongoing dispute and last Friday at about 8:30 a.m. Phillips approached Telesford and told him he came to finish what they had started some time before.

Telesford, in response to this statement, stabbed Phillips in the hand and ran. Now wounded, Phillips made a report to CID and Telesford was apprehended.

On Tuesday, the 17- year-old told the court that he had dropped out of the Intermediate High School in form four and is currently unemployed.

He, however, added that he would find a job to pay a fine if one was imposed.

As a result, Pompey imposed a fine of $550 and ordered that it be paid within two months, in default of which he would get six months in prison. Telesford was also placed on a bond to keep the peace for a period of two years, or pay the sum of $2,000.

Jareth’s brother, Jarroy Phillips, also stood before the court and pleaded not guilty to the charge that on October 22, 2016 at Kingstown, he assaulted Jonte Telesford.

Prosecutor Elgin Richards asked that the virtual complainant, who is the owner of the mini- van, be present at the next court hearing, so that both parties could enter a bond of peace.

Richards also indicated that the wounding charge would be withdrawn from Jareth.

The magistrate granted the Phillips brothers bail in the sum of $2,000, with one surety. They are expected to reappear before the court on October 31, 2016.

Speaking to SEARCH- LIGHT outside of the court, the owner of the minivan alleged that there was also a gun involved and another of her sons was pistol whipped during the feud.

The owner further stat- ed that the minivan, known as Teflon, sus- tained more damage than the busted window since the feud started and that she is seriously consider- ing putting a stop to its operations in Redemption Sharpes.(AS)