Fight over customer lands water vendor in court

Charged: Tiffany Arthur

A South Sophia, Greater Georgetown resident was on Wednesday released on $40,000 bail on a wounding charge.
The man, 31-year-old Ryan Marks denied the charge which stated that on March 20 at Industrial Site, Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he wounded Gailton Adams with intent to maim, disable, disfigure, or cause him grievous bodily harm.
The Police Prosecutor told the court that the defendant and the Virtual Complainant (VC) are water vendors. The Prosecutor said that on March 20, the men were fighting to sell a customer who was seated in a passing minibus. According to the Prosecutor, after Marks successfully sold the water to the customer, he walked up to Adams and dealt him several punches to the head and also pelt him with a brick.

Charged: Ryan Marks

Adams, after seeking medical attention, reported the incident to the Police. Adams, according to the Prosecutor, sustained lacerations about his face and a fractured skull. The Police Prosecutor also indicated that he might have to seek legal advice on the way forward.
Marks was released on bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. As a condition of bail, he was instructed to report to the Ruimveldt Police Station until the hearing and determination of his trial. His next court appearance is May 12.
Also appearing before the Chief Magistrate was Tiffany Arthur.
The 32-year-old Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) resident was charged with using abusive language towards Tiffany Younge at Regent Street, Georgetown. The incident is alleged to have occurred on January 29, 2021. Arthur, a cosmetologist, pleaded not guilty to the charge, and was granted bail in the sum of $5000.
She is due for another court appearance next Friday, April 16, 2021. (G1)