‘Blackman’ accused of burglary, chopping man with machete

ST THOMAS, Jamaica – A man has been charged with burglary and wounding with intent in relation to an incident that occurred on the Prospect main road in St Thomas on Wednesday, March 15.

Charged is 22-year-old Brian Bailey, otherwise called ‘Blackman’, a labourer of Salt Lane in the parish.

Reports from the Morant Bay police are that about 2:20 am, Bailey gained entry to the complainant’s house. The man was subsequently awakened by the noise and went to investigate when he saw Bailey inside the house.

A tussle ensued between them and Bailey chopped the complainant several times with a machete.

The police were summoned and the injured man was taken to hospital, where he was admitted.

A report was made to the police and an investigation launched. Bailey was later arrested and charged on Tuesday, March 21 after he was interviewed in the presence of his attorney.

He is scheduled to appear before the St. Thomas Parish Court on Friday, March 24.

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