Man on wounding charge gets bail
A St Catherine man who allegedly stabbed another man with whom he had a dispute was granted bail when he appeared in the Linstead chapter of the St Catherine Parish Court on Wednesday.
He is Kevin Edwards of Coconut Walk in Hampshire, Riversdale.
When the matter came up, attorney-at-law Abina Morris made a successful bail application.
Morris told Parish Judge Jacqueline Wilcott that her client acted in self-defence as he was attacked by the complainant, who was armed with a knife. He said his client managed to disarm the man and take the weapon to the police.
Bail was granted in the sum of $250,000 with two surety. Edwards is also required to report to the police two times weekly and will reappear in court on October 5
Allegations are that on July 28, the accused and complainant had a physical confrontation during which Edwards used a piece of board to inflict wounds to the complainant's head and ears.
A report was made and following an investigation, Edwards was charged with wounding with intent.
The charge was reduced to unlawful wounding when Edwards appeared in court.