Man on wounding charge freed after mediation
A case of unlawful wounding, which was brought against a St James man after he reportedly stabbed another man has been dropped after the matter was settled outside of court.
Gary Facey, who is of a Montego Bay address, was charged with unlawful wounding and possession of an offensive weapon, in which it was alleged that he had used a ratchet knife to stab the complainant in his upper back.
His matter was dismissed when he came before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.
The court was told that Facey, who had been sent to attend mediation sessions with the complainant, had agreed to pay J$10,000 for the complainant's medical expenses.
The complainant's medical certificate was also presented before the court. Presiding Magistrate Natalie Hart-Hines subsequently offered no further evidence in the unlawful wounding case and ordered Facey to pay a fine of $2,500 or spend 10 days in jail for the offensive weapon charge.
"Don't let this happen again. Don't come back here for anything else," Hart-Hines warned Facey before allowing him to leave.