Community service for police death threat

A 25-year-old man was sentenced to 50 hours of community service after sending a death threat to a policewoman.

At his arraignment before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes on Thursday, Brandon Knowles pleaded guilty to threatening to kill DC 3396 Patricka Collie, who works at the Drug Enforcement Unit, on December 26.

Prosecutor Sergeant Lincoln McKenzie outlined the case that would have been presented had the matter gone to trial.

McKenzie said Knowles went to Collie’s brother’s home in search of her but she wasn’t there.

Knowles allegedly told Collie’s brother, Printino Clarke, that if she didn’t stop sending the dogs to search his home, boys from the area would rape and kill her.

Based on this summary of the prosecution’s case, Knowles’ lawyer, Ian Cargill, said the facts of the case didn’t support the charge because the threat was delivered to a third party.

Forbes agreed, but said that Knowles’ guilty plea was tacit acknowledgement that a threat was made.

He ordered Knowles to perform community service at a domestic violence outreach and chastised him for his behavior.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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