Neighbours fight over grass
John DaCosta Lewis was found guilty of wounding Tito Clarke when he appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick ruled that Lewis must complete 180 hours of community service for the crime, which was committed on October 5, 2011.
According to the police prosecutor, Lewis and Clarke who are neighbours got into an altercation over the placing of grass that had been cut.
The accused allegedly got angry when the virtual complainant refused to move the grass from a particular spot.
A struggle ensued which resulted in Lewis stabbing Clarke in the left side of his chest.
Clarke sought medical attention and was treated and discharged.
Lewis, a landscaper, of #28 Golden Acre, St Stephen’s Hill, St Michael, returns to court on August 5, 2016.