A miner who allegedly dealt a man several stabs about the body in response to being accused of stealing a haversack was today slapped with a malicious wounding charge and released on $70,000 bail.

Dillon Lester, 32, of 279 Half Mile, Wismar, Linden, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on June 5, 2019, at Granny Backdam, Essequibo, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Michael Miller.

Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield stated that on the day in question, the victim left his haversack with his personal items inside and went out. Upon his return he observed his haversack missing; hence, he made some inquiries and based on what he was told he confronted Lester.

The court heard that as a result of the confrontation, the two got into a heated argument and Lester allegedly pulled out a knife from the pocket of his pants and dealt Miller several stabs about his body, resulting in injuries.

The injured man was then rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex where he was admitted. The matter was then reported, an investigation was carried out, and Lester was charged with the offence.

While the prosecutor did not object to bail being granted to the defendant, he asked that conditions be attached.

The magistrate, after listening to facts, released Lester on $70,000 bail. The condition of the bail is that he stays 50 feet away from the victim.

He was instructed to make his next court appearance on July 6 at the Mahdia Magistrate’s Courts.


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