A 47-year-old prison officer, attached to the Golden Grove Prison, has been ordered not to threaten or abuse his wife in anyway after appearing before an Arima magistrate last Friday charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
A police release said Marlon Lawrence, of St. Martin Trace, Brazil, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, was given the order by Magistrate Avion Gill as a condition of his bail which was set at $60,000.
Lawrence will reappear before the court on February 12
He was arrested and charged by WPC Pamponette, of the Gender-Based
Violence Unit (GBVU) on January 15, 2021, following investigations into the details of a report made to detectives by his wife, an Inspector of Police, about an incident in which she was allegedly physically assaulted.
While conducting investigations, WPC Pamponette learned that on January 2, the victim arrived at the couple’s shared home at St. Martin Trace, Brazil, at 3.15 pm, where there was an incident.
During the incident, the victim reported that she was grabbed from behind and assaulted.
A report was subsequently made to the police and she was taken for medical treatment.
The suspect was later charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm following advice received by Director of Public Prosecution Roger Gaspard SC.
The investigation was headed by acting Superintendent Claire Guy-Alleyne and acting Inspector Wayne Stanley