30 Views no discussions Share LocalNews Layou man fined for wounding by: – July 22, 2014 Share Share Dael Guiste of Layou, who pleaded guilty to wounding Ian Durand of San Sauveur, has been fined three thousand dollars.Guiste pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared before Magistrate Arley Gill on July 22, 2014.Sergeant Constance Cuffy, who represented the prosecution, told the court that on Sunday, July 20, 2014 Ian Durand went to Linus’ Shop in San Sauveur to purchase cigarettes.Upon arrival at the Shop, Durand greeted the defendant’s girlfriend and touched her.The defendant approached him and the two began arguing. Durand began cursing and asked Guiste; “You don’t know Linda (defendant’s girlfriend) is my family?”Guiste then broke a bottle and attacked Durand, wounded him on his face and held him in his neck. Durand ran from Linus’ Shop across the road to Griffin’s Shop, spoke to Griffin and then collapsed. He was placed on a jeep and rushed to the Castle Bruce Health Centre where he was treated by the district nurse and then transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital in Roseau.A report was also made at the Castle Bruce Police Station.About 8 o’clock that evening, the defendant was met the Castle Bruce Police station where he was cautioned.He replied, “The man just pass and touch my girlfriend by her breast. I broke the bottle, he hit me and curse my mother, and he was even throwing stones after me”.Guiste, who was arrested on the charge of wounding, complained of pains and was taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital for treatment.When Durand was asked by the Magistrate what he had to say for himself he responded, “He hit my bus with a stone and that should count in court too”.“I don’t know the guy and he came to look me trouble, he was in his village and he think he is the baddest man,” Guiste told Magistrate Gill.Durand eventually apologized to the defendant.“You have shown some level of violence,” Magistrate Gill said and added “You’re going to have to pay some compensation”. Guiste was ordered to pay three thousand dollars ($3000.00) in four (4) months, in default of payment, he will spend six (6) months in jail. He was further sentenced to serve three (3) months in jail, suspended for one (1) year. If he commits any other offence during this one year period, Guiste will serve the three months sentence.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharing is caring!