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Jan 25, 2016

1 Man Injured in Ladyville Scuffle

Kareem Arnold

Also along the Phillip Goldson Highway, mayhem outside of a local bar in Ladyville left one person injured during a scuffle involving five men over the weekend.  On Saturday night, twenty-eight-year-old Kareem Arnold was out socializing when he got into a physical altercation with a group of men.  In the course of the brawl, Arnold was stabbed once in the chest.  When police responded to the fracas, the resident of Mitchell Estate was seen suffering from the injury inflicted.  Despite their effort to obtain a statement from the victim, he has refused to give a formal account of what transpired.  In the absence of a police report, charges cannot be brought against anyone for stabbing Arnold.  He, however, will be charged jointly along with the other individuals for disorderly conduct.  Officer Commanding Ladyville Police, Inspector Juanito Cocom spoke on the incident.


Juanito Cocom

Insp. Juanito Cocom, O.C., Ladyville Police

“At 12:30 a.m. on the twenty-third of January, police responded to a commotion outside of NoaNoa Bar which is the bar opposite to Blue [House Bar] at the Phillip Goldson Highway  where police observed five male persons fighting.  During this fight, one Kareem Arnold, twenty-eight-years-old received a stab wound to his chest area.  He was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.  However, so far he has refused to give the police a statement.”


Edward Broaster

Sr. Supt. Edward Broaster, Regional Commander, Rural Eastern Division

“Five persons were detained.  The victim is refusing to cooperate with the police in making any formal complaint.  Nevertheless, he along with the other five persons will be charged for disorderly conduct.”


Kareem Arnold is no stranger to the law.  In March 2014, he, along with another individual, was shot while riding a bicycle in the Bobo Hill area of Ladyville.  In April of last year, Arnold and two others, including a minor, were charged with possession of a prohibited firearm when they were busted with a homemade gun, as well as a twelve gauge cartridge.

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