Duncan was ordered to pay $250 by February 8, 2013 or spend 14 days in prison. He was also placed on a six-month bond, which if broken, will see him face a fine of $250, or in default, spend seven days in prison.
According to the prosecution, Nelson had given Duncan a pair of headphones valued at $20 and a BlackBerry track pad valued at $30 to sell, but Duncan refused to give payment for the parts to Nelson.
The situation turned into an altercation on November 23, 2012 at about 11 pm when Nelson approached Duncan, who then withdrew a pair of scissors from his pocket and attacked the complainant.
Nelson blocked the blow and ended up with a wound to his right forearm which required 10 stitches.
Following a report to the CID, a police officer proceeded to Duncan’s home and informed him of the report against him. Duncan reportedly replied, “Officer I eh know how that happen, honestly.”
Duncan stated in court that he had a screw driver in his hands, not a pair of scissors as stated in the report. He then pleaded guilty to the charge of assault.
In sentencing Duncan, Magistrate Michelle Louis said while it was his first offence, she was concerned with the gravity of the offence, and that his first reaction to a conflict was violent.