Former MP Dean Jonas facing four charges after altercation at his home

Hon. Dean Jonas

REAL NEWSDean Jonas, an Antigua Labour Party candidate in the recent General Election and former Member of Parliament for St. George, is expected to appear in court to answer to several charges following an incident with the police on Thursday night, February 23.

The former Gender Affairs Minister was arrested and charged for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, making use of threatening language and battery on police.

Allegations are that Jonas was detained by officers who responded to his Scotts Hill home after having received a report of a domestic incident. It is alleged that he made certain threats against the mother of one of his children.

Officers, as a result, went to investigate the claim, and it is alleged that an altercation ensued between them and Jonas.  Allegations are that the former MP attacked the lawmen when they attempted to arrest him.

Reports say he was subsequently restrained and transported to St. John’s Police Station, where he was charged and later released on station bail.

It is alleged that, following his release from custody, Jonas sought medical attention.

This is not Jonas’ first brush with the law. When he served as principal of his private school, Seaview Academy, he and a parent were involved in an altercation during a PTA meeting.

Jonas was subsequently found guilty of assault in February 2014.

At the time, Dr. Jacqui Quinn – then minister of gender affairs –condemned the incident, saying she had been bombarded with calls from a number of women, including parents and teachers.

Quinn, who was shocked at the incident, said she was not pleased that Jonas had received a slap on the wrist for committing a disgraceful act.

More recently, Jonas was accused of pulling his firearm on a campaigner for Algernon “Serpent” Watts, the United Progressive Party candidate – to whom he lost the St. George seat in the January 18 polls.  However, no charges were laid against him.

Had the police acted in that instance, a source says, it might have prevented this latest incident.

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  1. “Had the police acted in that instance, a source says, it might have prevented this latest incident.”

    He would still be out on bail and/or awaiting trial so not sure what this last statement is about.

  2. The Police in Antigua are too compromised. They only arrested him because he is no longer a Government Minister. He as a Minister tried to force a family off of their farm lands. The young man came on Observer Radio and cried his eyes out. That young man was arrested because the Police believed what that Government Minister told them,at that time. When you spit into the air Dean Jonas. Chances are it could fall back in to your face. DEAN,what goes around comes back around and bite you in your ARSE.1735 is awaiting your arrival. Do not drop the soap. LOL.

  3. Karma is a bitch. U get what you deserve and much more to come u rass! I hope they escot your low life wasted self to 1735 let u became someones bitch!! U want play bad man? Tek that u ya tail!

  4. ANR please cease using the prefix Hon. for Ex- govt ministers / ex MP:s(photo caption)

    Seems many are unworthy yet while an MP it is currently the correct form of address.

    Maybe we should review islands that have dispensed with ‘titles’ for MP/minister and use the person’s name, followed by either MP & constituency, or Minister of __.
    Might be a more realistic form to use.

  5. The little boy lives with him?
    Was this a side chick baby?
    His wife allows that?
    If so?
    God bless her?
    Some nerve of him?
    Never in a million years!!
    People don’t come for me!!
    It’s my opinion.🤭

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