Accused of verbal abuse and pelting his wife with a piece of wood, a serving member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) was today slapped with two charges when he appeared in court.

Eon Jacobs, 29, of Middle Road, LaPenitence, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

The first charge against Jacobs stated that, on February 23, 2019 at Vlissingen Road, Kitty, he unlawfully and maliciously assaulted Amanda Jacobs, his wife.

It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, he used obscene language towards Amanda Jacobs, his wife.

The officer, who is stationed at Mounted Branch , denied both allegations after they were read to him by the magistrate.

Facts presented by the court prosecutor stated that on the day in question, the two got into an argument and the defendant began to use a series of abusive language to the woman.

The woman then attempted to walk away and he became annoyed and pelted her with a piece of wood, hitting her behind her left foot.

The injured woman was then taken to the hospital where she was treated and sent away. The matter was then reported, an investigation was carried out, and the defendant was arrested and charged for the offence.

With no objections raised by the prosecutor, the magistrate released Jacobs on his own recognizance (self bail). He was instructed to make his next court appearance on May 20, 2019.



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