Chopping, stabbing, damage to property among recent offences recorded in SVG

September 5th, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

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September 5th, 2022, Kingstown – On Thursday, September 1, 2022, police arrested and charged Tuckron Jacobs, 23 years old Farmer of Lowmans Windward with the offence of Grievous Bodily Harm

Investigations revealed that on the 17.06.22 at Lowmans Windward at about 10:30 pm, the Accused unlawfully and maliciously inflicted Grievous Bodily Harm on a 69 years old Farmer of the same address by chopping him about his head and body with a cutlass.

Jacobs was jointly charged along with Keyron Boyea, a 24 years Labourer of Lowmans Windward with the offence of Damage to property.

The assailant was accused of damaging one (1) 3×3  aluminumand glass window valued at $ 400.00 ECC, one  (1)  4×3 aluminum window with glass louvers valued at $500.00 ECC, one (1) 36×80 wooden and glass panel door, valued at $550.00 ECC, one (1) big wooden table, valued at $250.00 ECC, one(1) small wooden table valued at $ 125.00 ECC, one small purple dish, valued at $10.00 ECC, one(1) sheet of 12 feet unpainted galvanize valued at $110.00ECC, total value $2020.00 ECC, by chopping same with a cutlass and smashing windows with stones. The items are the property of the virtual complainant of Lowmans Windward. The incidents occurred at LowmansWindward at about 10:30 pm on 17.06.22.

 

The assailants appeared before the Serious Offences Court on Friday, September 2, 2022, to answer the charges. Jacobs pleaded guilty to both charges and was sentenced to three years for Grievous Bodily Harm and nine months for Damage to Property. Both sentences will run concurrently.

However, Boyea pleaded not guilty and the matter was transferred to the Biabou Magistrate Court. 

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On Thursday, September 1, 2022, Mbeki Swift, 24 years labourer of Freeland was arrested and charged with the offence of Wounding.

The assailant is accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding a 50 years old Farmer of the same address by chopping him about his body with a cutlass. The incident occurred at Freeland at about 11:00 am on 13.8.22.

The Accused appeared before the Serious Offences Court to answer the charge and pleaded not guilty. He was granted bail in the sum of $1500.00 with one surety. The matter was adjourned and transferred to the Mesopotamia Magistrate on 14.10.2022.

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On September 1, 2022, police arrested and charged La ManteGeorge, 23 years Labourer of Diamonds Village with the offences of wounding and Damage to property.

According to investigations, the assailants unlawfully and maliciously wounded a 17-year-old student of Georgetown by stabbing him with scissors under the left eye.  He was also charged with damaging one (1) blue and red T-shirt valued at $50.00 ECC belonging to the virtual complainant by ripping same with scissors. The incident occurred at Chilli Village, Georgetown at about 6:30 pm on 31.08.22.

George will appear before the Georgetown Magistrate Court to answer the charge

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