Joshua George, also known as “Baby”, of Block 22, Wismar, Linden, appeared virtually at the Linden Magistrate’s Court to answer to two counts of unlawful wounding. One of the charges laid was indictable.
The 26-year-old was charged contrary to Section 50 of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act Chapter 8:01. It was alleged that George, on March 27 at Block 22, Wismar, Linden, unlawfully wounded GDF ranks Selwyn Cumberbatch and Terrence Collins.
George, a miner, was arraigned before Magistrate Wanda Fortune. He was placed on $30,000 bail on the indictable charge. On the summary charge, he pleaded not guilty and was released on self-bail.
Based on reports, the two GDF ranks were at a party where they were involved in a fight with George. During the ordeal, Cumberbatch and Collins were allegedly stabbed several times about their bodies by George. The injured soldiers were then rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex for treatment.
Following investigations, George was arrested and charged by the Police.
The matter has been adjourned to April 30.
Meanwhile, Humphrey Hope, 36, a machine operator of Aroaima, Upper Berbice River, was charged for feloniously wounding Adolph Allicock.
He was charged contrary to Section 57 (a) of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act Chapter 8:01.
Humphrey also appeared virtually at the Linden Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Fortune where the indictable charge was read to him. He was released on $75,000 bail and the case was adjourned to May 21.