HANOVER, Jamaica – The Green Island Police have laid charges against a man accused of assaulting the mother of his child after the two got into a dispute at their home in Grange district, Hanover on Thursday, November 24.
Twenty-year-old Robert Peterkin, otherwise called ‘Guns’, a bike operator, has been charged with assault at common law and illegal possession of firearm.
Reports from the Green Island Police are that about 10:00 am, Peterkin and his spouse were engaged in a verbal spat—allegedly stemming from disagreements about the care of their child. Peterkin reportedly hit the woman in the face and then pulled a handgun and pointed it at her. The woman fled and reported the incident.
When law enforcement arrived on the scene, Peterkin reportedly fled. He later turned himself in on Thursday, December 1 and was subsequently charged following an interview session in the presence of his attorney.
Peterkin’s court date is being arranged.