East La Penitence man charged for threatening brother

first_img…after alleged theft of ducksForty-eight-year-old Joel Stuart of East La Penitence, Georgetown, landed himself in hot water after he allegedly stole from his brother and threatened him. Stuart appeared before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty on Friday where he was slapped with the two charges.Stuart denied both charges which detailed that on June 24, 2019 at East La Penitence Georgetown, he stole a number of ducks valued at $15,000 property of his brother Godfrey Stuart. It was further alleged that on June 25, 2019 at the same location he used threatening language towards the Virtual Complainant (VC), thereby breaching the peace.According to facts presented to the Court, on the day in question at about 18:00h, the VC and his sister were at home when they were disturbed by a noise coming from the back of the house, upon inspection, the VC observed the defendant making his escape with the ducks and a cutlass in his hands.The Court further heard that on the following day, the VC made a report to the Police, but on his way home he was confronted by the defendant who, being armed with a cutlass, threatened to chop him up. As such, the VC revisited the station and the defendant was later arrested and charged for the present offence.Meanwhile, Stuart (Joel) in an explanation to the Court contended that he is innocent and that his brother would often wrongfully accuse him of stealing items from him.Nevertheless, Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman made objections to bail being granted on the grounds that he used threatening language to his brother and the prevalence of the offence.Magistrate upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded the defendant to prison. The case will continue on July 12.last_img

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