Pensioner on $100,000 bail for breaking woman’s arm

A Charlestown, Georgetown man was on Monday released on $100,000 bail when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for breaking a woman’s arm.
Joseph Stewart, of Lot 2 Charlestown, Georgetown, appeared before city Magistrate Judy Latchman and denied that he struck Oslyn Adams causing her the injury.
The charge read to him stated that on February 8, 2018 at Russell Street, Charlestown, he unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm on Adams.
According to the prosecution’s case presented by Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, the 68-year-old man and the Virtual Complainant (VC) had an argument at his premises and he requested that she leave.
However, Adams refused to do so which prompted Stewart to take up a piece of wood and strike her about her body, breaking her hand.
Adams was rushed to the Diamond hospital, where she was treated for the injuries that she sustained.
In court, the VC indicated that she and the pensioner have entered into an agreement whereby he has volunteered to compensate her for her injuries.
However, Latchman placed Stewart on $100,000 bail and told Adams to reconsider whether or not she wanted to pursue the matter.
The case will continue on February 26.