A 59-year-old man was refused bail on Thursday when he appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Orin October of Lot 55 Robb Street, Georgetown, pleaded guilty with explanation to the charge which stated that on November 15, 2015, he unlawfully and maliciously assaulted Troy Gibe.
The defendant stated that on the day in question, Gibe was in his car and threw something at his children.
He explained that he confronted Gibe about the incident and Gibe pushed him to the ground in front of his family. He added that Gibe also directed racial remarks at him, and as such, he picked up a weapon and dealt Gibe several blows about his body.
Based on the defendant’s explanation, Magistrate McGusty changed his guilty plea to not guilty.
Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman objected to bail on the grounds that the defendant was initially summoned to court on November 17, 2015 but failed to show up.
He added that an arrest warrant had to be issued for the defendant’s arrest which forced him to show up to court.
Bail was refused and the matter will continue on February 17.