An incident that closed Shedden Road last Tuesday night resulted in charges against two men, who were granted bail after appearing in Summary Court on Friday afternoon. The matter was transmitted to Grand Court, where the defendants will next appear on Friday, Nov. 23.
Ernie Emanuel Ramoon, 46, was charged with causing grievous bodily harm to a named male on Oct. 30 at Shedden Road, with intent to cause such serious harm.
Marvin Mathew Watson, 39, was charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior with intent to cause the same named man to believe that violence would be used against him. The date and location were the same as for Mr. Ramoon.
No details of the incident were mentioned during the brief transmittal hearing.
Police reports of the incident indicated that emergency services were called to the scene on Shedden Road, in the vicinity of Martin Drive, about 9:45 p.m. to respond to an altercation involving several men, one of whom reportedly had a machete.
The complainant/victim sustained a head wound and fled the scene, only to be struck by a car, which did not stop. The area was closed to traffic on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as police conducted their investigations.
Officers said the injured man was in critical condition on Wednesday, but he was listed as stable on Thursday.
Magistrate Grace Donalds granted bail, the conditions of which included a requirement that each man reside at his George Town address, observe a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and not contact directly or indirectly the complainant/victim.