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MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING HIS GRANDMOTHER

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A young man who threatened to do bodily harm to his grandmother and blow up her house during a heated argument on Monday morning was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections in lieu of $1,000 bail.
Territorial Court Judge Ishmael Meyers presided over an advice-of-rights hearing Tuesday for Shaheed Abiff who was arrested Monday on charges of disturbing the peace by threats and resisting arrest.
Police officer Kent Bellott testified that he witnessed Abiff threaten his grandmother using vile language. The argument, Bellott testified, was triggered by the grandmother asking Abiff about a bag of personal effects he left on the porch of her Mariendahl house.
Bellott's testimony before the court was peppered with obscene language as he quoted the threats Abiff leveled at his grandmother with whom Abiff lived.
Bellott said when he advised Abiff that he was under arrest, he attempted to escape from custody, a struggle ensued and the defendant was eventually subdued.
Attorney Brenda Scales of the Territorial Public Defender's office did not cross examine Bellot.
Meyers told the defendant that if his father posted bail and he was released, he would be restrained from making any contact with his grandmother, "whether it be in person, in writing or telephonically."
Meyers set Feb. 17 as an arraignment date during which Abiff must plead either guilty or not guilty to the charges against him. The judge appeared amazed that the young man had used such untoward language with his grandmother.
"Don't you realize what goes around comes around?" Meyers asked Abiff. The defendant did not respond.

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