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Neighbour denies assaulting Moviene Fahie

The Magistrate’s Court, John’s Hole, Tortola

A woman who the court heard is a native of the Dominican Republic, Bianca Shulterbrandt, has made an appearance in the Magistrate’s Court in relation to an incident in which she and her neighbour Moviene Fahie were locked in an alleged stone face-off.

Shulterbrandt pleaded not guilty to throwing missiles, common assault, and disorderly conduct.

Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards granted her $20,000 bail.

Allegations are that Shulterbrandt’s children were bouncing a ball against Fahie’s wall nearly two years ago, and Fahie told them to stop.

Shulterbrandt allegedly intervened and said: “I tired to tell all you to keep from that crazy woman wall.”

The court heard that an argument ensued between the two women.

During the argument, Shulterbrandt outstretched one of her hands towards Fahie’s face. She was told to stop but she did not, the court heard.

It is alleged that both women then started to throw rocks at each other.

An onlooker reported the altercation to police, who allegedly met both women behaving in a ‘disorderly’ manner.

It is further alleged that the women ignored police orders for them to quell the confrontation. As a result, they were both charged.

Shulterbrandt will stand trial on June 28.

In the meantime, Senior Magistrate Richards ordered Shulterbrandt to stay away from Fahie, who has already made a first appearance in court. Fahie is a well-known farmer in the community.

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