Wounding defendant banned from West Bay

Strict bail conditions imposed

Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn granted bail to a defendant in a wounding case but imposed a condition that he not enter his home district of West Bay where the offense occurred. 

Austin Lloyd Jackson, 20, appeared in Summary Court on Friday on a charge of maliciously wounding another man with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. 

The charge arose from an incident in a yard off Birch Tree Hill Road in West Bay on Tuesday, Feb. 11. A police report of the incident referred to it as an altercation, describing the victim as a 25-year-old male who sustained neck injuries. He was treated at the Cayman Islands Hospital and released the same day. 

Defense attorney Lucy Organ was successful in her application for bail on Jackson’s behalf. However, although the defendant is a resident of West Bay, Magistrate ruled that he live elsewhere and not enter that district. 

In addition, he is not to contact the complainant directly or indirectly; he is required to provide a surety in the sum of $2,000; observe a curfew between 7 p.m. and 5:15 a.m. Monday through Friday, with a 24-hour curfew on Saturdays and Sundays; and must wear an electronic monitoring device. 

Senior Crown counsel Nicole Petit confirmed that the charge of wounding with intent is one that must be dealt with in the Grand Court, so the magistrate transmitted the case to the higher court, where Jackson was directed to appear later this month.