Campbellville man on $150,000 bail in chopping case

A man, who is accused of causing grievous bodily harm to another man, was placed on $150,000 bail by acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The allegation is that on July 4, the defendant Kevin Edwards, of Campbellville, inflicted grievous bodily harm to Basil Hagar, with the intent to disfigure him.

The defendant pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.

According to Police Sergeant Lionel Harvey, the two men are known to each other. On the day in question, Hagar was riding along the road, when he was stopped by Edwards, who confronted him about his girlfriend leaving his yard.

During the confrontation, an argument ensued and Edwards subsequently followed the man and issued several chops to his right hand. Hagar received serious injuries and as a result he had to undergo surgery at the Georgetown Public Hospital. He was later discharged.

The prosecution had no objection to bail but requested a substantial sum to ensure that the defendant return to court.

The case was transferred to Court 2 for July 18.

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