Husband and wife on assault charges

CITY magistrate Faith McGusty on Thursday placed a husband and wife on bail after they made their appearance before her at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on assault charges.According to the charges, on February 29, 2016 at Roxanne Burnham Garden, 43-year-old Yonnie Ford-Harcourt of Howes Street, Charlestown assaulted her husband Duane Harcourt.
On that same occasion the 38-year-old man of West Ruimveldt was accused of inflicting grevious bodily harm against his wife.
Both pleaded not guilty to the charges which were read to them separately. It was mentioned in the court that the two had been separated for several months.
Police prosecutor Sean Blackman objected to bail on Duane Harcourt’s charge, giving his reason for objection based on the nature and punishment the charges could attract.
However, both parties were placed on bail – Duane on $60,000 and his wife $10,000. The two are expected to make their next court appearance on March 30, 2016.


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