Turnbull Offered Bail

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Published: March 08, 2017 3:54 pm AST
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Tyrone Turnbull, who literally talked himself into prison, was offered bail following a report to the court outlining a thorough psychological evaluation, conducted by a local psychologist.

Turnbull appeared before Magistrate Tamia Richards today, March 8, where she disclosed the details of the report.

He is currently facing charges of disorderly conduct and being armed with an offensive weapon.

The court has discovered that he suffers from several disorders, including Conduct Disorder, Substance Abuse Disorder and Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), ASPD being the most significant of them all.

The report also noted that there is no treatment for ASPD, and added that the disorder is worsened when the accused is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

“It affects his impulse control...Under the influence of substances, it puts him in a situation where he responds inappropriately,” the report explained, all while outlining to the court that he needs to get treatment for the substance abuse.

As a result, the court advised the accused, “In order to address the behavior, we have to address the substance abuse. It’s going to be a lifelong battle.”

In response, Turnbull informed the court that he had already made an agreement with himself to abstain from both drugs and alcohol.

He was offered bail in the amount of $45,000 with one surety, in addition to him attending counselling at Sandy Lane.

In his last appearance, following an uncontrollable banter, he was remanded to prison after the court felt that he needed to be assessed for any illness or mental illness he may be experiencing.

Prior to his behavior, he was informed by the court of its intentions to simply impose a fine.

According to the crown, on February 28th 2016, the accused was involved in an altercation with the security guard of Club Mingles in Long Swamp, East End. The incident was dissolved by police and the accused was asked to leave the establishment.

The court heard that shortly after, Turnbull returned to the club and continued being a disturbance and behaving aggressively, all while threatening some of the patrons of the establishment.

Officers apprehended the accused and in conducting a search, found a 14 inch wooden handle machete tucked in his pants.

In an interview with officers subsequent to his arrest, he admitted to having the machete to deal with the security at the club.
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