A landlord from Virgin Gorda has been brought before the Magistrate’s Court after he allegedly wounded his tenant.
Charged with wounding and being armed with an offensive weapon — a knife — is Morris Huggins.
He entered a not guilty plea when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on Tuesday.
The court heard that on May 18, Huggins and one of his tenants were involved in a dispute at his Millionaire Road residence.
Prosecutors said the male complainant went to Huggins’ home to inquire about electricity when the conversation turned into a fight.
Both men sustained injuries during the scuffle, the court heard.
Huggins’ glass sliding door was also broken.
The matter was reported to the police, and after being treated for his injuries, Huggins was arrested and charged.
During his arraignment, Huggins told the court he was defending himself because his tenant attacked him at his home.
He said the complainant threw an alternator at him, causing his glass door to break.
Senior Magistrate Richards, however, reminded the accused that he is currently on bail for another offence. She then ruled that his bail be momentarily denied until Thursday when the matter will be reviewed.
Huggins was unrepresented.
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