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Boss gets 5 stitches after dispute with worker

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A garbage truck worker accused of stoning his boss while on the job has been brought before the Magistrate Court to answer to the offence.

Long Bush Resident Kyle Gumbs pleaded not guilty to throwing missiles and common assault when he appeared before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo this month.

He was thereafter granted $20,000 bail.

Allegations are that, on June 8 last year, the complainant Clifton Parsons was at Wickhams Cay I supervising a group of workmen that included Gumbs.

The complainant gave the accused instructions to put garbage together in the area.

Gumbs responded by making an alternative suggestion, which the complainant dismissed.

It is further alleged that Gumbs was not pleased that his suggestion was turned down, and so he grabbed the complainant.

The complainant reportedly knocked Gumbs’ hand away.

Gumbs’ hand reportedly swung backwards and hit him (Gumbs) in the face, causing his lip to fracture.

“Ain’t going so,” Gumbs said before he allegedly picked up a brick and threw it at the complainant.

Gumbs then threw two more bricks at his boss, the court further heard.

The missiles allegedly hit the complainant on the hand and shoulder, causing injury.

The complainant, who reportedly sustained a wound to the left hand, received five stitches.

The matter was reported to police and Gumbs was charged. He is scheduled to return to court for trial on May 2.

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