A 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.