Fireman placed on $100,000 bail over wounding charge

A 35-year-old fireman was yesterday placed on $100,000 bail and ordered not to be within 500 yards of a man he is accused of intending to maim, disfigure and disable.

Steven Wellington of 599 Section C Sophia is alleged to have unlawfully and maliciously wounded Jevon Glasgow on June 3 with intent to maim, disfigure, disable or cause him grievous bodily harm.

The man pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Ann McLennan before whom he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

No facts were related to the court regarding what transpired on the day in question.

His attorney in a bail application said that his client is an upstanding citizen who is a veteran fireman employed with the Guyana Fire Service for the past 17 years.

The lawyer said that his client has no previous convictions, has a fixed address and poses no risk of flight.

In these circumstances, the lawyer requested reasonable bail, adding that the defence will comply with all additional conditions the court wishes to attach.

Meanwhile, attorney Adrian Thompson who appeared in the interest of the complainant asked the court to impose a restraining order on the accused after explaining that it was at Glasgow’s residence that the incident had occurred.

Thompson said it was in those circumstances that the order was being sought.

The prosecution had no objections to the defendant being granted bail nor with the request made by Thompson.

Magistrate McLennan then informed the father of one that he would be admitted to bail in the sum of $100,000 and ordered him not to go within 500 yards of the complainant’s residence.

The matter continues on July 21.

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