Man fined for threatening behaviour
A Hamilton Parish man who threatened to kill someone after being handcuffed by police was fined in Magistrates' Court yesterday.
Wyman Minks, 50, pleaded guilty to charges of threatening words and behaviour towards Kevin Daniels during an incident on November 29.
Prosecutor Takiyah Burgess told the court that just before 11am that day, officers on mobile patrol received a report of a man exhibiting threatening behaviour at the Esso Tiger Mart in Hamilton Parish.
When they arrived at the scene, they were directed by an off-duty officer to Minks and Mr Daniels.
Mr Daniels told Police that Minks had threatened him and raised a beer bottle as if he was going to strike him.
Officers also spoke to Minks, who continued to curse at the officers despite repeated warnings.
Told he was going to be arrested on suspicion of threatening behaviour, he cursed at the officers again.
As Minks was being handcuffed, he shouted out: “Kevin, I'm going to f***ing kill you when I get out.”
Appearing in court, Minks apologised for his actions, but Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo noted that he had a history of offensive behaviour.
“This is the worst climate to say you are going to kill someone, with people being killed left right and centre,” Mr Tokunbo said.
“That type of talk lands you in trouble, lands you in court.”
He fined Minks $500 for each of the two offences, ordering that the fines be paid by January 9.