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Social enquiry report for man who knocked out complainant's teeth

Published:Saturday | July 5, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Christopher Thomas, Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

A St James man, who allegedly knocked out another man's teeth after accusing him of interfering with his girlfriend, was remanded following his appearance in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Lloyd Bryan, who is of a Montego Bay address, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm committed against Joshua Scott. He will return to court on July 28 when a social enquiry report is expected to be prepared to assist in determining his sentence.

The allegations are that on January 30, Scott was walking along the Gutters main road when he was accosted by Bryan, who reportedly said: "Hey, bwoy! Yuh nuh hear fi lef mi woman," to which the complainant responded, "Mi naah trouble yuh woman." Bryan then allegedly punched Scott and kicked him all over his body, resulting in the complainant losing three teeth.

It is further alleged that on March 4, Bryan saw the complainant again and assaulted him a second time.

"I am going to ask for a social enquiry report on him," presiding magistrate Wilson Smith said on Tuesday after the allegations were outlined in court.

"Very well, your honour," said attorney-at-law Martyn Thomas, who represented Bryan.

The magistrate subsequently set the matter to be brought back to court on July 28 and remanded Bryan until that date.