Grand Bay man pays for his actions

CourtfineA man from Grand Bay, who has a list of violent criminal convictions, was fined a total of $2,000 in a matter involving a policeman.

Harold Alexander, 49, pleaded guilty to wounding and possession of an offensive weapon and has until September to pay the fine.

The court was told that Alexander was involved in an altercation with another person and a cutlass was used in the process.

He was confronted by the police who ordered him to “drop the cutlass” but he refused.

He swung the cutlass at the policeman slightly injuring him.

He also faced charges of resisting arrest and battery on a police officer but he pleaded not guilty and the prosecution dropped the charges.

The court head that Alexander had to be subdued by the police using “force” and his lawyer Peter Alleyne claimed he was “beaten by the other police officers who came to assist on the scene.”

Court documents also indicated that Alexander has a list of violent convictions dating back many years.

If the fines are not paid he could spend a total of six months behind bars.

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13 Comments

  1. May 30, 2013

    this man should be in jail so many crimes he have commited in grandbay already shot several people and get away with it time will tell seko seco is in he will one day pay for what he did a to all grandbayrians jah bless

  2. Justice and Truth
    May 23, 2013

    The man is a menace to society. He does not even fear the police. With a list of criminal offences, he should be imprisoned for some time. Where will he get the money from? If the magistrate knows that the criminal does not have the means to pay the fine which these days is not a small one, why not sentence the criminal to prison? While there, hopefully, he could learn a lesson and change. He is out on the street and will most certainly re-offend. Let us hope he does not murder someone.

  3. Gaflie
    May 22, 2013

    Only in Dominica smh

  4. Top cop
    May 22, 2013

    I hope this one is also a mental case

  5. Ole Skool
    May 22, 2013

    Only 2 grand and battery charges dropped yet he had to be subdued by officers.

    If that’s the case, this lenient penalty definitely sends the wrong message to officers who strive to uphold and protect the country/citizens

    • %
      May 22, 2013

      I fully support you sir/madam.

  6. Dominican
    May 22, 2013

    Now after he swung the cutlass and injured the officer, supposed the officer had shot him. WE DOMINICANS would be screaming for blood..”ohh why the police had to shoot the man?” Sometimes you have to knock a bit of sense in those criminal!!

    • LawieBawie
      May 22, 2013

      Man I tried my best to get the thumbs-up button to deliver 10 times for me.

  7. Bounty
    May 21, 2013

    So what do we learn from this? If you have a cutlass in your hand and a police officer orders you to drop it, just SWING AWAY. If he is fit he might escape a slaughter through no fault of yours, and so long as he dont die, the matter will be dropped. Yse-I.

  8. May 21, 2013

    the police need to stop beating people

    • Anonymous
      May 23, 2013

      If u had heard that, that police man was hospitalized as a result of wounds here ceiver from the cutlass, what would u be saying now.
      Could u imagine that his lawyer has the guts to say that he was beaten by the other police officer who came to assist. Are u saying that he was supposed to be handled with silk gloves?Tell me.

    • Annon
      May 23, 2013

      So doe beat a man that beat some swinging a cutlass at police? And yu put Rasta to your name? Stop giving Rasta a bad name even doe Ablofeh is your frien, he has a terrible tempa.

  9. Brains
    May 21, 2013

    just 2gs? magway sah

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