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Alleged assault lands taxi man in court

Alleged assault lands taxi man in court

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An apparent disagreement between two taxi men drove one to report the other to the police for assault bodily harm.

Darron Russell, a 33-year-old resident of Kingstown Park was taken to the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday July 1.

At first Russell entered a guilty plea to the charge that he did, on December 30, 2019, assault Romeo Dembar, a 66-year-old taxi driver of Cane Garden, causing him actual bodily harm.

However, in the story that Russell told Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett, he presented a defence to the charge, and as such a not guilty plea was entered instead.

There will be a trial in the matter, which may take place at the next adjourned date, October 19.

In the meantime, Russell has been released on $1000 bail with one surety.

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