The trial involving dancehall deejay Beenie Man who is charged for assaulting LA Lewis, yesterday was delayed when the artiste failed to show up at the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.
Beenie Man, whose real name is Moses Davis, is charged along with Jeremy Wade, a sound system selector who is popularly known as Rolexx, following an alleged confrontation with the graffiti artiste on June 5.
Both are scheduled to return to court for trial on January 5.
According to police reports LA Lewis was driving along Perkins Boulevard in Kingston when his vehicle scratched the back of Beenie Man's car, an Audi Q7, damaging the vehicle.
It is alleged that Beenie Man became angry and refused to settle the matter with LA Lewis who claimed to have offered to pay the artiste $50,000 for the damage.
An altercation reportedly developed between Beenie Man and LA Lewis in which the graffiti artiste claims he was hit in the face, while Rolexx is said to have gotten involved in the scuffle.
But both men have denied the allegations with Beenie Man pleading not guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm and Rolexx pleading not guilty to assault at common law.
However, yesterday when the case was called up for the start of the trial, Beenie man was absent as a result Resident Magistrate Georgianna Fraser rescheduled the matter.