A 21-year-old man was remanded last Tuesday after allegedly threatening to kill a police officer while he was in the holding area at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.
Rodane Samuels had been taken to court by the police to pay a fine in relation to charges of disorderly conduct, assaulting a police officer and indecent language.
It is alleged that after being placed in the holding area, Samuels attempted to hand a cell phone to another man in a cell in front of him. A police officer reportedly attempted to take the cell phone and Samuels subsequently became boisterous and started to use threatening words.
“P****H*le when mi buck yuh a road mi ago kill yuh, yuh not even know a murdera yah ramp wid,” the cop quoted Samuels as saying.
Samuels was subsequently charged with uttering a threat to kill.
Senior Parish Judge Lori-Ann Cole-Montague questioned Samuels about the alleged death threat,
“You called the officer a p***y? Did you say those words?” she asked.
He answered, “No mi never say that….Mi head nuh too hundred. Mi seh to the officer, ‘offica you cya go tell mi mother fi get me medication please, fi mi head? So him now come in a mi cell and start thump mi chest and start give me bare hard lick.”
“Him just see you and start thump you?” the judge asked incredulously.
Samuels’ allegation was subsquently denied by the police officer.
Turning her attention again to Samuels, Cole-Montague asked “How could you have done that?” adding “You not going home tonight, you know.”
Samuels then started pleading with the judge to not remand him.
However, he was further remanded until, the judge said, his mother is able to appear in court to speak about his supposed mental illness and the medications he is on.
“I’m your judicial mother now, but I want the birth mother to come and tell me what’s happening with your medical,” Cole-Montague said.