Miner charged for wounding another with cutlass

A miner was on Thursday granted bail in the sum of $75,000 when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for allegedly wounding another miner with a cutlass. The victim reportedly owed him money.
Thirty-four-year-old Romel David, a miner of Arakaka, North West District (NWD), Region One (Barima-Waini), appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus and pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Police stated that on November 6, 2019, at Five Miles, Arakaka, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Manuel Carlos with intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or cause grievous bodily harm.
In an explanation to the court, the defendant stated that he was owed money by the victim and during a confrontation, a scuffle ensued. He added that he used a cutlass as a form of defence.
The court further heard that the defendant served a one-year sentence for a similar offence in 2006.
David was released on bail and was ordered to stay 100 feet away from the victim and report to the Arakaka Police Station once a month until the determination of the trial.
His next court appearance is scheduled for February 3, 2020 at the Matthews Ridge Magistrate’s Court.