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Reserve sergeant returns to court today

Reserve Sergeant Tess Pratt returns to court today after she spent the weekend in custody.

Pratt, 33, was arraigned last Friday on multiple charges, including breaches of the emergency orders.

Pratt made the perp walk from the South Street Magistrates’ Court Complex shortly before 4 p.m.

She appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguspn-Pratt without a lawyer.

Prosecutors allege Pratt used obscene language to the annoyance of PC 4060 Outten on August 24.

She’s further accused assaulting Outten, causing damage to his uniform and resisting arrest at the same time.

Additionally, on August 27, Pratt allegedly broke COVID-19 emergency order rules by failing to wear a mask and failure to adhere to social distancing protocols while at Toote Shop Corner.

During that incident, Pratt allegedly behaved in a disorderly manner and resisted arrest.

Pratt admitted to cursing to the annoyance of the officer but she denied the other charges.

Ferguson-Pratt asked Pratt if she had any family members present to sign her bail.

She said that she had called her father but he hadn’t arrived yet.

A police inspector said she had called Pratt’s father and he was 20 minutes away.

However, Ferguson-Pratt explained that clerical staff could not wait that long since the building was supposed to have closed from 2:30 p.m.

The magistrate said the court had waited for Pratt to arrive and they couldn’t wait any longer.

She told Pratt that she would be remanded to the Bahamas Department of Corrections.

Pratt said, “I’ll be okay.”

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Artesia Davis

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

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