Men fined for assault

Three men beat up a man after they accused him of trying to knock them down, a court heard yesterday.

Preston Munroe, 20, Lorenzo Adderley, 29, and Steforn Kelly, 22, all of Joan’s Heights, admitted to assaulting Lucine Cash Jr. on September 20. Cash told police that the men accused him of trying to hit them with his car after he dropped someone home through their corner, the prosecutor Sergeant Lincoln McKenzie said.

He said the men beat him about the body after he told them that he “had a license to be on the road.”

Appearing before Assistant Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain, the men said that Cash came out of the car in an aggressive manner after he almost knocked them down. Swain convicted the men of assault and fined them each $500 or 30 days in prison. Each convict also has to pay Cash $150 in compensation. Appearing in the same court, was a man who beat up another man on a basketball court.

Reno Lynes told police that a stranger attacked him without provocation on the court on September 22.

Police arrested Claudius Cummings and he admitted the crime.

Cummings, who has a previous conviction for threats of death, was fined $300 or three months in prison.

Cummings has to pay Lynes $700 in compensation to avoid spending an additional 20 days in prison.

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Artesia Davis

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

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