Television Jamaica (TVJ) news anchor and district constable, Michael Sharpe is set to appear in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrates Court on Tuesday as he answers to an assault charge from an alleged incident this past summer.
Multiple reports confirmed Friday that Sharpe, who was named the Press Association of Jamaica’s Veteran Journalist of the Year in 2001, was slapped with the charge of assault occasioning bodily harm following a recommendation by the Director of Public Prosecutions on August 30.
The Crown alleges that Sharpe was driving from Hellshire in Portmore, St. Catherine when, following a motor vehicle accident, he came out of his vehicle to break up an argument between two parties. During this confrontation, it is alleged that a woman claimed she had been assaulted by Sharpe. The woman then filed a report to police, leading the charge being issued.
He was later granted bail at the Portmore Police Station in St. Catherine.
Sharpe has been a news anchor on TVJ’s Prime Time News for several years alongside fellow long-time broadcaster, Dorraine Samuels and was the host of the former social issues television program, Your Issues Live.