a miner on Thursday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, charged with damage to property.
Anthony Ward, 27, of Lot 40 Goed Fortune, West Bank Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on May 16, 2016 at Kaneville, East Bank Demerara he unlawfully and maliciously damaged one 40 inch TCL television, one refrigerator and other household items to a total value of $773,000, property of Marcia Kewuley.
According to Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers, the virtual complainant (VC) Kewuley, and defendant Ward, have been in a common-law relationship for two years.
On the day in question, the defendant accused the VC of infidelity and threatened to kill her. He also damaged the listed items.
The prosecution objected to bail on the grounds of the seriousness of the offence, the value of the items, and the fact that he has a pending matter at the Providence Magistrate’s Court.
However, the defendant told the Magistrate he was willing to pay for the items.
Bail was granted in the sum of $100,000 and the matter transferred to the Providence Court for June 9, 2016.
Additionally the defendant was ordered to report to the Providence Police Station every fortnight until the conclusion of trial.
Magistrate McLennan also advised the VC to apply for a protective order.