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Damion Morgan accused of choking Police Woman

The Jamaican national allegedly choked officer at Club Diplomat in February 2013, court hears
Damion Morgan pleaded not guilty to the charge of common assault allegedly committed on February 20, 2013. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two women testified at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, May 5, 2014 that Damion Morgan allegedly assaulted them as they were partying at the Club Diplomat Night Club in February, 2013.

Morgan pleaded not guilty to the charge of common assault allegedly committed on February 20, 2013.

Abigail Bailey testified that herself and three others including the Virtual Complainant, Ashlee Hodge, Chrystal Mitchell and Desmond Dennis were at Club Diplomat Night Club in Long Bush on the night of the incident. The defendant, Morgan, arrived sometime around 1AM.

According to Bailey, Morgan came over to the group and asked Mitchell to come to him. She left the group and went to have a conversation with Morgan and the two appeared to be in an argument.

Mitchell returned to the group but Bailey allegedly asked to speak with her again and another argument reportedly ensued. Bailey said she did not overhear the conversation as the music was loud at the time.

Morgan later entered the bathroom hallway where Mitchell and Bailey had gone and allegedly pushed Mitchell causing her to fall. Bailey then told the defendant that “all of this is not necessary, [Morgan] needs to relax”. At this point, Morgan allegedly told Bailey to “shut the [expletive] up” before she told him to do the same.

Bailey testified that Morgan then allegedly threw his alcoholic drink in her face and she also threw her drink at him. He then allegedly grabbed her by the back of her neck and pushed her head against a wall, but she put her hands up preventing her head from hitting the wall.

At this point, Bailey said Hodge then came in and Morgan allegedly grabbed her neck and choked her, spinning her around in circles for about five minutes. Hodge later testified that she weighs one hundred and twenty pounds. “I was screaming put her down, put her down,” Bailey told the court.

Dennis and another man reportedly came to Hodge’s rescue and intervened.

Bailey said she was later treated at a hospital for her injuries. A report was also made at the Road Town Police Station. She told the court that she was shocked at the defendant’s behaviour and said, “I didn’t see him as that type of person.”

Hodge, a Police Officer, also offered testimony and corroborated much of what her friend had told the court. She denied being the instigator between herself and the defendant and said she did not hit him repeatedly from behind causing him to choke her.

According to Hodge when she touched Morgan on his arm after seeing him with Bailey, “He turned and grabbed me by my throat with both hands and swing me against the wall, lifting me off the ground. He held me by my throat for five to eight minutes. I didn’t know why or how he let go.”

She also later sought medical attention at the Peebles hospital for neck and throat injuries she said.

The trial continues on May 28, 2014 when the court is expected to hear the testimony of two other witnesses.

22 Responses to “Damion Morgan accused of choking Police Woman”

  • awwww (06/05/2014, 09:34) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
    that grenadian gyal leave virgin gorda with her badness...she is bad company she love man who have money.......
    • Haterrrrrrrrrr (06/05/2014, 13:49) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
      You are just a HATERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! If she chooses to love MAN with money so what? It is her personal choice. Come one ppl...what if the show was on the other foot and you loved man with money would it be right to assault you? Darn fool
    • please (06/05/2014, 17:03) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      Love a man with money and dude can't even afford a hair cut.... really.. really.. like really?
  • Realist (06/05/2014, 10:48) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    Awww......you need to read the facts of the story and comment on that if the young lady chooses a character in a person that's her personal choice.......focus on the situation a man assaulted 2 women........some just ppl try to make themselves look good but look stupid in the end
  • island man (06/05/2014, 11:36) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply
    Deeds dam jamdowns
  • one eye (06/05/2014, 11:41) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Some men never had toys growing uu now think woman can be used as such!!!
  • Fat Head (06/05/2014, 11:51) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
    Typical Jamdown behaviour
    • Fat Head (08/05/2014, 18:25) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Go easy wid d insults...we not 'lady bad men'...d man hav he woman stress and liquer...bad combination...but he couldn't know then caa he did drunk
  • my friend (06/05/2014, 13:47) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
    Abby happens to be MY friend and "awwwwwwwwww" what do you know about her? Y'all just love tarnish ppl reputation. I am sure you are just a HATER!! Who does not like an independent partner? Look at all the stars, why would Abby associate herself with someone who has no character or able to fend for himself? Awwww just try go clean underneath your bed, behind your stove and brush your teeth before trying to bring Abby down! Trust me Abyy needs nor want a thing so just "REST SHE DOWN!"
  • Jim (06/05/2014, 14:58) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hmm what you sow you reap boss! You treat people bad for years now look whats happening to you.
  • in the news (06/05/2014, 16:36) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    he playing bad man
  • Well Well (06/05/2014, 16:53) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    bad man finally in trouble for the same jamaican hairdresser girl ...he tired hit that girl...never know he was still doing it ...never know he yes hitting other woman too. but aren't they still together , i always see them in the red car, so if she dont want to leave him make she stay there take licks
  • Jamdown (06/05/2014, 17:04) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply

    Send him cloth up a balsa gut let them b....er man play with his rass

  • ---------------- (06/05/2014, 17:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    jamdon at it again
  • just forshow (06/05/2014, 17:53) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    this boy need to put away, he did something to me last year and i still wish i had gone to the police . He is mean and he feels like he can touch a woman anytime. I cant stand him and the friends he hang out with them jamdown men i tell you. SMh.
  • birds (06/05/2014, 18:01) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    He use to work for mvw
    • WOW!!! (07/05/2014, 13:40) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Now what that have to do with anything. I swear, you idiots must find a way to put politics in a story. I think the comments column on these sites need to be abolished all together.
  • big bird (07/05/2014, 06:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look he big head…
  • Wait (07/05/2014, 11:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This isn't the same dude what just start lifting weights a lil while back? Muscle mussa gone to he brain. He need to ease p off the roids before his grapes turn to raisins.
  • stop (07/05/2014, 14:46) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Go back to church
  • kmt (08/05/2014, 18:32) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Look how dis idiot mek my kuntry name a get drag in d mud...ok, since he caa show women love and affection sen he baxide up d ghut-put a wig on him and let him bunk with pumpkin...


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