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The defendant Zion Ashton leaves Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on April 29, 2024.
The defendant Zion Ashton leaves Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on April 29, 2024.

A South Rivers man has been charged with assaulting the mother of his child, bringing to three the number of charges he has pending before the court.

Zion Ashton, 23, pleaded not guilty before the Colonarie Magistrate’s Court to a charge that he assaulted fellow villager, 38-year-old Joselle Horne, causing actual bodily harm.

Ashton is also awaiting trial on a charge of damage to property. Further, he and Horne are jointly charged with burglary.

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During the arraignment, the prosecutor, Corporal of Police 817 Stapleton told the court that Ashton and Horne were not living together.

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The prosecutor did not object to bail but asked that Ashton have no contact with Horne and that reporting conditions be imposed.

Magistrate Kaywana Jacobs set bail in the sum of EC$2,000 with one surety, ordered that the defendant have no contact with Horne and report to the Colonarie Police Station on Wednesdays between 7 a.m., and 6 p.m.

She also adjourned and transferred the matter to the Colonarie Magistrates’ Court for hearing on May 16.