Berbice man accused of stealing artificial chain slapped with assault charge

Charged: Trevon Samuels

Trevon Samuels, a 53-year-old labourer of #28 Village West Coast Berbice, has been remanded to prison for inflicting grievous bodily harm on Jaipaul Narine when he appeared on Tuesday before Bartica Magistrate Teriq Mohamed and pleaded not guilty as charged. He has been remanded to prison until May 30, 2024.
The court has been told that the accused and victim occupy the same space at ‘Cool Breeze Stelling’ on First Avenue in Bartica, and that Narine accused Samuels of stealing his artificial chain, which Samuels denied.
The court has been told that Samuels, becoming annoyed at the accusation, armed himself with a steel pipe and dealt Narine one blow to his face, by which Narine sustained severe injuries.
A report was made to the police, and Narine was taken to the Bartica Regional Hospital to be treated. He has been referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) for further treatment.
Samuels, meanwhile, was arrested and charged.