Man accused of Independence day cutlass attack granted bail


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN was granted bail after he was accused of a cutlass attack in New Providence on Independence Day.

Shavarous Woodside, 43, was charged with assault with a dangerous instrument before Assistant Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain.

Woodside is accused of assaulting Andrew Hamilton with a cutlass on July 10.

After pleading not guilty to the charges, Woodside was granted $5,000 bail with one or two sureties. Under his bail conditions, he must sign in at the Quakoo Street Police Station every Monday and Thursday by 6pm. He will also be fitted with a monitoring device.

His trial is set to begin on October 2.

Meanwhile, a teenage boy was accused of stealing a motorcycle last holiday weekend.

Jabez McDonald, 18, faced charges of stealing and receiving before Magistrate Swain.

Ian Jupp represented the teen.

McDonald allegedly stole a 2021 Yamaha XTZ125E motorcycle at around 4pm on July 9. This vehicle, valued at $1,800, is the property of Andre Martin.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was granted $5,000 bail with one or two sureties. The accused is expected to sign in at the Carmichael Road Police Station every Tuesday and Saturday by 7pm.

McDonald’s trial begins on September 29.

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