Man charged for being armed with a cutlass, wounding and trespassing
A 57-year-old man has been charged for, being armed with a cutlass, breaking and entering the house of a Brighton resident, and wounding the said resident.
Fred George of Prospect appeared at the Serious Offences Court (SOC) yesterday, February 1.
He is accused of on January 25, in Brighton, entering the dwelling house of Calvin Findlay as a trespasser and at the time having with him a weapon of offence to wit ‘a cutlass’.
On the same date, and in the same place, he allegedly unlawfully and maliciously wounded 54-yearold Findlay.
Yesterday it could be observed that the accused was himself wounded, wearing a cast on his left leg and using a pair of crutches to walk. Indications
are that this wound was allegedly received by George during the incident for which he is charged.
Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne set bail at $10,000 with one surety, taking into account the prosecution’s submission that George has convictions of a similar nature.
The accused is ordered to have no contact with Findlay, report to the Calliaqua police station every Monday, and surrender all his travel documents.
The matter was adjourned to April 26.