A shortage of court rooms forced the postponement of the trial until April 23.
Mavado, whose real name is David Brooks, is being represented by attorneys-at-law Martyn Thomas and Christian Tavares-Finson. The artiste is facing charges of malicious destruction of property and assault arising from an incident in St James in July of last year.
The allegations against Brooks are that on July 22 last year, at about 7:00 pm, the complainant and his son were in a Toyota Camry along the Belmont main road when they came up on a long line of traffic and pulled off the road, which was dug up.
It was heard that a man called Fat Eye Dwayne then came to the driver’s door, opened it, slammed it, then opened it again and started to assault the driver. The court heard that Fat Eye Dwayne slapped the driver of the parked vehicle in his face and then kicked him in the groin.
It was heard that Brooks then drove up in a black Range Rover and told the complainant to move out of the way as he was not going to drive his vehicle over the stones but the complainant refused.
The court heard then that Mavado used the wheel of his vehicle to squeeze the man between his car door and the car, causing swelling to his foot and a cut to his shoulder.
The court also heard that the damage to the car was about $25,000.