Byrea farmer Lawrence Dabriel, 54, was, on Wednesday, charged with wounding with intent in connection with a chopping incident one day earlier that left fellow villager Michael “Mike” Woods, 55, with a portion of his intestines hanging out of his abdomen.
Dabriel, 54, was taken before the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Thursday and was remanded in custody until next Tuesday, when he will appear before the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown.
The court decided to remand Dabriel in custody in light of the fact that Woods was still in hospital.
Police said on Wednesday that Woods, a farmer, received a chop wound across the abdomen with a cutlass in Gorse around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, which caused his intestines to be protruding.
Investigations revealed that Woods and another farmer were involved in an altercation, resulting in him having sustained the injury, police say.
Woods was rushed to the Georgetown Medical Centre where he underwent surgery and is now in a stable condition, police said.