In the wake of an incident at the Fisheries Complex in Canouan that left one fisherman nursing injuries, another fisherman has been slapped with charges.
Twenty-four-year-old Winston Jackson of Paget Farm, Bequia was charged with damage to property and unlawful and malicious wounding before appearing at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court (KMC) on May 30.
Yesterday, the defendant told Senior Magistrate, Rickie Burnett that he was not guilty of damaging the cellular phone of Brandon Gloster of Barrouallie/Canouan, or of wounding the 26-year-old fisherman.
The injuries that are said to have been inflicted on Gloster using a cutlass, include lacerations to both hands and a wound to the back of the neck.
The magistrate set bail at $3000 with one surety. The prosecution, Corporal Shamrack Pierre had requested that the defendant report twice weekly to the police station in his district, and Burnett also attached this as a condition to bail.
The case has been transferred to the Canouan Magistrate’s Court and adjourned to August 23.