An East Ruimveldt man accused of throwing corrosive substance at a former friend
Kaieteur News – An Eastern Ruimveldt man was released Wednesday on bail after he appeared in court for allegedly throwing a corrosive substance at his former friend.
The defendant, Orin Thomas, appeared at Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
Thomas pleaded not guilty to the charge and claimed, on October 29, 2020, in East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, that he inflicted grievous bodily harm on Shawn Bristol.
The court heard that Thomas and Bristol were known to each other and were friends until Bristol became friends with Thomas’ ex-girlfriend.
According to the facts of the allegation, on the day in question, Thomas continuously called Bristol’s cellular phone but the phone was never answered.
After receiving several calls from Thomas, Bristol went to Thomas’ home. It is reported that a dispute had taken place between the two men and during the argument Thomas allegedly threw a corrosive substance at Bristol.
People in the area who witnessed the incident rushed to Bristol’s assistance and were then taken to Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for treatment.
The matter was later reported to East Ruimveldt Police Outpost and an investigation was launched. Thomas was later arrested and subsequently charged.
Chief Magistrate McLennan Thomas set $ 100,000 bail and adjourned the matter until January 20, 2021.