Jamaica News: A man who allegedly beat up his girlfriend after she told him she did not like the smell of the sardine he was eating was remanded in police custody when he appeared before the St. James Parish Court on Tuesday, May 7.
Forty-two-year-old Harvel Haughton of Johns Hall, St. James appeared before presiding judge Sandria Wong-Small on Friday, April 26 to face charges of assault occasioning bodily harm and malicious destruction of property.
It is alleged that on November 28, 2018, the accused man was visiting the complainant’s house when he opened a tin of sardine and began to eat it.
While eating the sardine, the complainant told Haughton that she did not like the smell of it. That did not go down well with Haughton, and he proceeded to beat up the complainant as well as to damage a vase with flowers and a quantity of her figurines. The cost of the damage is approximately $80,000.
The matter was reported to the police and Haughton was arrested and charged
During the court sitting on Tuesday, no application for bail was made on Haughton’s behalf, and presiding judge Sandria Wong-Small set the matter for further mention on May 10 before extending Haughton’s bail.