A Virgin Gorda man who claimed he was the peacemaker in a fight at a festival event on the sister island last year, has been slapped with multiple charges.
During his appearance before Magistrate Shawn Innocent on Thursday, the accused, Dwayne Lennard, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, indecent language, and failing to comply with an order given by a police officer.
What the court heard happened
The court heard that on April 17 last year, a fight broke out between two women in the vicinity of the now-closed Scotiabank building in the Valley.
It is alleged that during the physical altercation, the women — who are yet to appear to answer to their charges — allegedly assaulted two police officers who had responded to the disturbance.
It was during that time Lennard reportedly tried to intervene.
The accused man then told the officers: “I’m trying to stop the f***ing fight, what’s wrong with you? Get your mother s**** from here, I’m a member of the Virgin Gorda Festival Committee.”
It is reported that police proceeded to arrest Lennard but he resisted them and he had to be pepper-sprayed and subdued.
He was subsequently arrested and charged for the aforementioned offences.
Lennard is scheduled to return to court on December 13 at which time the aforementioned feuding women will make their first court appearance in relation to the incident.
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