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Kahrim Skelton on $50k bail for alleged fight with teens

Thirty-nine year-old Kahrim Skelton was yesterday April 17, 2015 granted bail in the amount of $50,000 in the Magistrates’ Court for allegedly getting into a fight with a group of teenage boys – one of whom allegedly had a fight with his son. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Thirty-nine year-old Kahrim Skelton was yesterday April 17, 2015 granted bail in the amount of $50,000 in the Magistrate’s Court for allegedly getting into a fight with a group of teenagers – one of whom allegedly had a fight with his son.

Skelton pleaded not guilty to the charges of being armed with an offensive weapon and two counts of common assault when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards.

According to the Crown, the allegations are that on September 23, 2014, one of the teenagers (Complainant # One) was at the basketball court in Lower Estate on Tortola when Skelton’s son approached that complainant.

The court heard that both of the young men allegedly made posts on social networking website Facebook against the other.

The allegations are that Complainant # One allegedly pushed Skelton’s son who retaliated by punching him (the complainant) in the face.

The court heard that the complainant allegedly returned three punches, one of which caught Skelton’s son above the eye, resulting in a laceration.

The court heard that Skelton’s son reportedly left the area shortly afterwards, but then returned sometime after with his father in tow.

It is alleged that upon reaching the location, the father grabbed Complainant # One by his shirt, but the young man managed to escape.

It is alleged that the father chased and grabbed him by the shoulder, while his son landed several blows on him (Complainant # One).

The court heard that two other teenage boys who saw what was happening reportedly tried to stop the fight. However, the father allegedly pushed one of them (Complainant # Two) and punched him several times.

It is alleged also that the father armed himself with a piece of wood, which he used to hit the second boy who tried to part the fight (Complainant # Three), causing a bruise to his left tricep.

According to the allegations, the father and son reported the matter to the Road Town Police Station on the same day, and the son was sent to Peebles Hospital for treatment to the injury above his eye.

The court heard that during an interview with police about a week later, the father was cautioned about a report made against him. Under caution, he allegedly said: “Take the matter to court because that boy of Otley always interfering with my son.”

Skelton, who is employed in the Geographic Information Systems unit at the Town and Country Planning Department, is to return for trial on July 22, 2015.

11 Responses to “Kahrim Skelton on $50k bail for alleged fight with teens”

  • just asking. (18/04/2015, 09:22) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    How come he is not sent on leave?
  • Natty (18/04/2015, 11:40) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply

    Sorry you had to get yourself in trouble but you always complained about other kids hitting your son. But the good thing is you made reports to the police.

  • the big question (18/04/2015, 13:07) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
    How come this cant be found on the blue ndp proganda site????
  • ccc (18/04/2015, 14:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank god for fb
  • old days (18/04/2015, 15:37) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Gone are the days when as youths we have our fights. We called each other's name rolled around a weapons involved and hours later you wouldn't believed we just fought. One other thing parents never used to get involved. Each one of us would have gotten a cut tail from them if they knew we fought.. So you had to make sure you won the first fight.
  • nonsense (18/04/2015, 18:07) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Put your hand on mines for any foolishness and see the result. Tortola lucky is Mr. Skelton and not somebody like myself otherwise them schoolboys would've been feeding thru straws. I ain't petting up no school boy who think they are men and that's exactly what They think they are. If skelton's son suffered a traumatic blow to the head in the first instance everybody would've been holding they're stomaches in grief. Obviously, the Principal, guidance counsellor or whomever couldn't do anything about the matter. My child blood is mines, if the reckless parents want to defend come right ahead I have enough for everyone.
    • school children (18/04/2015, 20:06) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      all the walls around the HS by mw are a joke
    • old days (19/04/2015, 17:16) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      No-sense it is obvious who you are. I was talking to educated bvi islanders.
  • chad (18/04/2015, 20:09) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    What are these people bringing natures little secret to?where is all this violence coming from? Political greed has caused this country to be over run by all sorts and we seem to have taken on the bad that some of them have brought. It is time for us to get back to our morals.
  • Hmmmmm (19/04/2015, 06:56) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply

    Why did he allegedly run off the basketball count and on to the other side of the street into the young man Face? 

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