Man, sister facing assault charge

first_imgA man and his sister on Monday appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with assault.Junior Gordon and Malika Smith both pleaded not guilty to the offence that they were cross charged with.Junior GordonIt is alleged that on September 1, 2016, at Lot 67 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, they assaulted each other.However, Gordon was also slapped with two additional charges of using threatening language and attempting to restrict Smith from gaining access to parts of the home they share.The prosecution contended that on the day in question, the defendant nailed boards across an outside toilet and bathroom to prevent the Virtual Complainant (VC) from gaining access.When Smith questioned her brother about this, the agitated man threatened to kill her and reportedly assaulted her.The VC told the court that she has received numerous threats from her brother on numerous occasions and was very scared of him.However, the defendant told the court that the VC threw something at him which moved him to take such actionsThe matter was reported and he was arrested.The defendant later pleaded guilty to the threatening language and ‘attempting to restrict’ charges and was fined $20,000.The siblings were granted $15,000 bail on the assault charge for which they are scheduled to next appear in court on September 30, 2016.man and his sister on Monday appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with assault.Junior Gordon and Malika Smith both pleaded not guilty to the offence that they were cross charged with.It is alleged that on September 1, 2016, at Lot 67 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, they assaulted each other.However, Gordon was also slapped with two additional charges of using threatening language and attempting to restrict Smith from gaining access to parts of the home they share.The prosecution contended that on the day in question, the defendant nailed boards across an outside toilet and bathroom to prevent the Virtual Complainant (VC) from gaining access.When Smith questioned her brother about this, the agitated man threatened to kill her and reportedly assaulted her.The VC told the court that she has received numerous threats from her brother on numerous occasions and was very scared of him.However, the defendant told the court that the VC threw something at him which moved him to take such actionsThe matter was reported and he was arrested.The defendant later pleaded guilty to the threatening language and ‘attempting to restrict’ charges and was fined $20,000.The siblings were granted $15,000 bail on the assault charge for which they are scheduled to next appear in court on September 30, 2016.last_img

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