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Feb 12, 2018

Family Feud Leads to Threatening Words Charge

Erica Belisle

But as it turns out, Belisle says that the alleged culprit is well-known to the family. While she is not sure what could have triggered the torching of her home, she believes he was paid to burn the house down. But when her common-law-husband confronted his uncle about the fire, Usher Senior was instead detained and charged for threatening words.


Erica Belisle, Fire Victim

“The young man…ih stepfather dah my husband uncle. So my husband gone talk to ih uncle and tell ahn how ih wah feel if they burn down ih house. Well, ih uncle wife turn around and press charge pan my husband, say my husband tell ahn that ih wah kill ahn and threaten ahn. We weh dah the victim, he end up get charge fi this now. So we just left from court.”


Scott Usher Sr.

Scott Usher Sr., Charged for Threatening Words

“When I gone deh Friday to put a report about my house weh burn down cause no police noh address me about my house or nothing Thursday; no fireman come until  Friday evening or Saturday when I deh dah station, cause I still noh see fireman. Then the Hattieville police call me in fi come fi make I put wah statement about my house, then they charge me.  The lady say I say I wah burn down ih house and shoot ahn up in there. That lady dah wah liad lady. I woulda neva tell that lady that cause I respect that lady as my auntie. All I di explain to my uncle dah how they woulda feel if dah me mi do it and they press charge. But dah that, so I wah face that charge dah court.”


Usher Senior appeared before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser for one count of threatening words against Phyllis Rubio. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and was offered self-bail of five hundred dollars and plus one surety of the same amount. Usher Senior is to return to court on April tenth. 

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