Women's Issues In Guyana


Man on bail over knife threat to woman

Posted in Crimes against Women,Judicial by wiig on January 11, 2011

(Originally published in Guyana’s Stabroek News on 11 January 2011)

A man, accused of threatening a woman with a knife after she refused to give him money, was yesterday placed on $10,000 bail.

Lawrence  Ross, of 575 West Ruimveldt, appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and pleaded not guilty to the charge of threatening behaviour.

It is alleged that on January 6, Ross, while holding a weapon, threatened Francine Mitchell.

Prosecutor Stephen Telford, in stating the facts, told the court that the accused asked Mitchell for some money, which she refused him. Ross, who resides in the same building as Mitchell, got angry and ran into her apartment and threatened her with a knife. Mitchell made a report of the matter and Ross was arrested.

The magistrate placed Ross on bail and transferred the case to Court Six for today.

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