Man accused of stabbing victim with scissors granted $400,000 bail
ST JAMES, Jamaica – A man, who allegedly stabbed another multiple times with a pair of scissors, was granted bail in the sum of $400,000 when he appeared in the St James Parish Court on Wednesday.
Clifton Gordon, who is from the parish, is on a wounding charge.
According to court documents, on July 12 about 2:47 am, the complainant was walking through a shortcut along a section of the Maldon community in St James, heading towards his girlfriend’s house. Gordon, who was walking in the opposite direction, allegedly approached him and stabbed him in the chest with a pair of scissors he already had in his hand.
The complainant tried to fight back, but they both fell to the ground. However, Gordon allegedly repeatedly stabbed the complainant, who begged his attacker to spare his life. The complainant received stab wounds to his neck, right arm, and left foot.
Gordon reportedly then fled in the same direction he had come from, leaving the complainant on the ground.
The complainant dragged himself to a section of the Maldon main road, where he was later assisted by his girlfriend, his brother and a friend.
The complainant’s brother took him to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he was treated and released hours later.
During the court proceedings, the clerk-of-court told presiding judge Kaysha Grant-Pryce that the medical certificate was still outstanding. The certificate will aid in deciding how to proceed.
Furthermore, it is unclear whether the charge is unlawful wounding or wounding with intent, but this could be determined once the certificate is available.
Judge Grant-Pryce offered the accused man bail, provided that two individuals act as sureties.
The judge also issued a stop order, which prevents him from leaving the country.
Gordon is to return to court on September 26.