Irate weeder on $20,000 bail

first_imgA man of Lot 171 One Mile, Wismar, Linden, was granted ,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer a threatening behaviour charge.Marvin Luthon, 41, is accused of using threatening behaviour towards Lotoya Tocabo. It is alleged that on August 24, 2016, at Phase One B of Wisroc Housing Scheme, Wismar, Linden, he made use of threatening behaviour towards Tocabo, resulting in a breach of the peace.The weeder, who was hesitant to make a plea, explained to the court that on the day in question, he was weeding a yard, noting that he was expecting food from his girlfriend – an Amerindian girl who recently began residing in the community. But after she did not arrive after some time, he began hearing arguments at her home, where she and the virtual complainant (VC) reside. It was then that he decided to enquire of the situation.Marvin LuthonHe noted that he walked across to her home with his cutlass in his hand, which he was using to weed the yard, and began calling for her, but instead he overheard conversations in the house. The defendant claimed that after he got no response, he decided to go back to his job.The prosecution’s case contended that the defendant went screaming for the VC instead and was knocking his cutlass on her fence which got her scared and so she called for the Police.Luthon initially pleaded guilty to the charge, but based on his explanation to the court a not guilty plea was entered by Magistrate Latchman.The unrepresented defendant will return to court on September 6.last_img read more