Three months after Esa Slack allegedly attacked Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Michael Perkins, his case has yet to be heard.
Scheduled to be heard last Tuesday at the Magistrate’s Court in Charlestown, the case was rescheduled for some time in October.Charges Slack will face in October are Battery and Using threaten language.
On May 21, Slackallegedly attacked and beat Speaker Perkins less than 10 feet from the Charlestown Police Station door. The speaker received minor injuries. After the incident, Slack was admitted to the J. N. France General Hospital Psychiatric Ward in St. Kitts, where he is “receiving treatment” under police custody before being remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP).
During Slack’s first appearance at the Magistrate Court after the incident, Police Prosecutor Inspector Eurita Collins-Percival requested that he be further remanded to Her Majesty’s prison in St. Kitts and informed the court that he was charged with “threat to kill.” The magistrate informed the Police Prosecutor that “no such charge is before this court. “He was remanded for possession of cannabis,” Magistrate Clarke told the Prosecutor.Slack however has since received bail.
In an unrelated case at theMagistrate Court on Tuesday, Dixie Taylor of BrickKiln has been sent to Her Majesty’s Prison for 12 months for having in his possession 2.40 grams of crack/cocaine.
Taylor pled guilty to the charge. Magistrate Clarke asked Taylor what he had to say. He admitted to using the substance when he was younger and said he has been trying to break the habit for a while. He noted that he had the illegal drug in his drawer. After losing his job and having unexpected medical bills, he said temptation to use the drug returned.
After looking at his antecedents, Magistrate Clarke noted that it was the second time he faced the court for crack/cocainepossession and sentenced him to 12 months in prison.
The Magistrate Court closes on Aug. 19 and reopens in October.