Assault and other charges dismissed in Walton case

Complaint withdrawn

Arthur Joel Walton, chief executive officer of the Cayman Islands Maritime Authority, had all charges against him dismissed when he appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday. 

He had been charged with assault causing actual body harm, causing fear or provocation of violence and insulting the modesty of a woman, following an incident that occurred at Lawrence Boulevard on Feb. 24. 

Crown counsel Neil Kumar told Magistrate Valdis Foldats that the complainant had provided a statement withdrawing her complaint.  

He advised that the director of public prosecutions had reviewed the matter and leave was sought to withdraw the charges. 

The magistrate said all three charges were withdrawn. “They are dismissed. You are free to go,” he told the defendant.