Country singer and musician Dexter Kelvin Bodden appeared in Grand Court on Friday, when he pleaded not guilty to charges against him and trial was set for Sept. 17.

Mr. Bodden, known as the Calypso Cowboy, is charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to Dave Alexander Rockett on Dec. 20, 2016, at an address in George Town. The second charge is wounding the same person on the same date at the same location.

Defense attorney Karin Thompson said Mr. Bodden had elected to be tried by a jury rather than judge alone.

Justice Michael Wood inquired as to the likely length of the trial. Told three days, he set the matter to begin on Monday, Sept. 17.