Carpark injuries sent to Grand Court

An incident in the parking lot outside Fete Night Club over the weekend led to two charges of wounding with intent against Desly Kishon Missick, who appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday.

Magistrate Valdis Foldats told Missick, 23, that the charges could be dealt with only in the Grand Court and set Sept. 16 for the next mention date.

Crown counsel Neil Kumar said the incident occurred on Aug. 20, around 3 a.m., when two females were walking across the parking lot outside the nightclub off West Bay Road. A dark-colored car almost knocked them down, he said.

One of the females knocked on the hood of the car and told the driver to slow down. The other female tapped on the windscreen of the car.

Mr. Kumar told the court that Missick then allegedly exited the vehicle with a weapon, variously described as a machete or a chef’s knife, which was then used against the two women. People in the crowd went to their aid.

He objected to bail because of the seriousness of the charges.

Defense attorney John Furniss acted for Missick on an informal basis. He pointed out that the defendant was a local man who had no previous convictions and was gainfully employed after training abroad. He suggested that the court could impose strict conditions.

The magistrate agreed that the matter was obviously serious. He set bail with a recognizance and surety in the sum of $1,500. He ordered Missick not to contact the complainants. The defendant is also to observe a curfew of 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. except for two night per week when he attends classes. He is also to reside at a specified address where, he was warned, police could attend at any time during the curfew hours to make sure he was there.

A further condition is that Missick is not to enter any liquor licensed premises.