Prince Charged In Assault Incident

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Published: July 08, 2017 10:08 am AST
Nigel Prince
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BVIslander, Nigel Prince, 42, of West End, made an appearance before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, July 7, to respond to charges stemming from an assault incident in Fish Bay on October 24, 2016.

Prince is charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, threatening language, and being armed with an offensive weapon.

As disclosed by the crown, the complainant was at the time sitting in his parked car, in the parking lot of International Motors at Fish Bay, when the accused approached him.

Allegedly, Prince opened the car door of the complainant and screamed, “I'm going to kill you, your crazy wife and your child is not safe.”

Prince then allegedly attempted to hit the man with a hammer, but was unable to, as the man quickly held the tool and tried to wrestle it from Prince.

In attempts to free the hammer, the court heard that Prince punched the man in his face twice while shouting, "Let go”.

At this time, two persons in the area heard the commotion and came over to stop the alleged assault. Prince then fled the scene.

The complainant sustained injuries to his lip and face.

Under police questioning, Prince told the officers that he had indeed hit the complainant, but noted it was in self-defense.

He also indicated that he saw no blood, adding that he attempted to call the police station, but got no response.

Prince told the court that the complainant constantly harasses him, and tried to run him over with his vehicle on several occasions.

He was offered bail in the amount of $45,000 and will make another appearance in court on September 15.
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