Cousin in court on wounding charge

Defendant also faces charges of carrying weapons and harassment

An incident in East End on Saturday, Nov. 8, led to charges against an East End resident of wounding, carrying offensive weapons and causing intentional harassment, alarm and distress. 

Aaron Kenroy Solomon, 29, appeared in Summary Court on Wednesday. He is accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Osberne Scott, whom Crown counsel Marilyn Brandt identified as Solomon’s cousin. 

The defendant was also charged with carrying two offensive weapons, a golf club and a machete, both of which were allegedly used to threaten. 

Solomon is also charged with using threatening, abusive and insulting words to Mr. Scott along Sea View Road. 

Solomon was not represented by an attorney. He told Magistrate Philippa McFarlane Ebanks that he wished to instruct counsel. 

The Crown did not object to bail with conditions. These included a requirement that Solomon not contact the complainant directly or indirectly, not go within 100 yards of him or his home, wear an electronic monitor and observe a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 

The magistrate set the matter for mention again on Nov. 19, and Solomon received documents regarding the case against him.  

A press release issued by police on Wednesday indicated that a 29-year-old resident of East End had been charged with the offenses listed above following an incident in East End on Nov. 8 where shots were fired into a house. No mention of gunshots was made at this court hearing.