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Stay Out Of Trouble, Man Told After Threat To Kill Boat Mate

By FARRAH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

fjohnson@tribunemedia.net

A 45-year-old who threatened to kill his boat mate during a drunken argument was yesterday discharged on the agreement that he would stay out of trouble.

Police said Anthony Smith hurled death threats at another man on February 15.

He owned up to the offence when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Derence Rolle Davis.

The prosecution said Smith and the complainant both live on a boat anchored at Potter’s Cay dock. The court was told that the complainant had told police Smith had a habit of drinking a lot. He claimed on the day in question, the accused got angry and threw a bottle at him, before threatening to kill him. After the complainant requested police action, Smith was arrested. He admitted the offences in an interview with police.

During the hearing, Smith told the magistrate he threw the bottle at his boat mate because the man had tried to throw all his clothes in the water. He claimed the complainant was being spiteful towards him because he had a “nice job” while he was still unemployed.

After listening to his explanation, Magistrate Rolle Davis noted that at 45 years old, Smith had no previous convictions and had managed to keep out of trouble. As a result, he dismissed Smith’s case and warned him to be of good behaviour. He also urged him to avoid getting into any kind of confrontation from that point on.

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