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Jul 25, 2012

Feud between male/female taxi drivers escalates to court…and shooting?

Fitzroy Yearwood

An ongoing feud between a male and a female taxi driver has ended up before the courts with both of them facing charges. First, Darwin Lodge was charged on Tuesday with Damage to Property for allegedly throwing a beer bottle at the taxi driven by twenty-five year old Tonee Anthony, who says the car belongs to her mother.  Lodge was granted bail and released. But the drama continues and this morning, Anthony was the one answering to charges of Wounding, Aggravated Assault with a Machete and Damage to Property for allegedly damaging Lodge’s one thousand, three hundred and twenty-five dollars bicycle. She pleaded guilty to the offense of aggravated assault with the machete, but not guilty to the other two charges. Anthony admitted that she attacked Lodge, but said that he disrespected her, assaulted her with an empty beer bottle, which he then threw at the car. According to Anthony, when she went to report the incident, she was arrested and charged. Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer entered a not guilty plea for the charge of aggravated assault and denied bail to Anthony since she owes the court an outstanding fine. Police also informed Anthony when she was arrested that Lodge was shot in the chest on Tuesday night and that she will also be charged in connection with that incident.


Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

“Darwin Lodge, sometime around nine-fifteen he said that someone shouted for him at his house and upon opening his door, a gun man just fired a single shot that hit him to the right side of the chest. He is at the Karl Huesner right now receiving treatment.”


Anthony has not yet been arraigned for Lodge’s shooting, but she is to return to court on August eighth for the three charges of Wounding, Aggravated Assault and Damage to Property.

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8 Responses for “Feud between male/female taxi drivers escalates to court…and shooting?”

  1. x says:

    STORM says hang them both, good for nothin, bottle thowin, taxi drivin crap, oh and by the way ROD agrees

  2. Marie says:

    Revoke these dangerous driver taxi licenses. anyone convicted should not be licensed to take care of our citizens and tourists.

  3. Storm says:

    Wow. These crazy people are licenced to drive unsuspecting tourists and citizens around? I’d rather walk!

  4. elaine says:

    That i belive he started it soo she finish it simple as that and i ththought the justice system said you were innocent intil proven guilty? So why hang the young girl when no evidence that she pull the trigger!

  5. Al says:

    if these people treat each other this way, how would they treat me a taxi customer. I guess I would have to be caraeful how I talk to them or how I get into their taxi. Is ther something in the water that is causing everybody to go crazy?

  6. pepper says:

    get the facts right before u cast judgement

  7. pepper says:

    so because of a pint bottle throwing some one should lose there life over that

  8. now i see says:

    @ pepper YES! IF YOU HAVE GOOD AIM. Send these fools to take care of the border. Maybe they get two or three Guats trying to cross over.

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