Moruca man granted $100,000 bail over assault, wounding charges

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A 25-year-old miner of Moruca, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini) was granted bail in the sum of G$100,000 when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on two charges.

courtShane Blake pleaded not guilty to the charges which stated that on December 4, 2016, at Moruca village, he assaulted Arnold Terrence so as to cause actual bodily harm. It was also alleged that on the same day he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Armando John with intent to maim, disfigure or disable or cause actual bodily harm.

According to Police Prosecutor Simone Pyle, on the day in question, the defendant and the Virtual Complainants (VCs), who are known to each other, were engaged in a football match when a misunderstanding ensued.

The misunderstanding led to the defendant picking up a piece of wood and hitting one of the VCs which sparked the interest of the other virtual complainant, who came in for some lashes as well. One of the VCs lost two teeth in the process.

Police Prosecutor Pyle continued that the VCs were rushed to a nearby hospital and were later transferred to the Suddie Public Hospital.

Blake was granted G$50,000 bail for each offence. The matter was transferred to the Acquero Magistrate’s Court where the defendant is scheduled to make his next court appearance on January 4, 2017.

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