Man accused of assault with rock


Tribune Court Reporter


A MAN with a hearing disability was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday with assaulting a man with a rock and damaging his car.

Courtney Forbes, 44, with the assistance of an interpreter for the deaf, faced Assistant Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain on four charges. These include assault with a dangerous instrument, threats of death and two counts of damage.

On September 17 in New Providence, Forbes is said to have assaulted Glen Cox with a rock and threatened him with death. On the same day the accused is further alleged to have caused damage to Cox’s BMW sedan’s rear windshield. He also reportedly caused damage to the rear windshield of Jean Claude Cineus’ vehicle.

In court, Forbes pleaded not guilty to the charges.

His previous court bail of $5,000 was upheld, as he was granted it while he awaited an interpreter on an earlier date.

His trial is scheduled to start on December 1.

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