A Josiahs Bay man has been arrested and charged after wielding a machete and injuring another man during a fight over the weekend, police said.

Shortly after midnight on Saturday, police officers responded to a report of a disturbance outside Edge Nightclub in Long Bush.

“Initial investigations revealed that an altercation occurred between two males, during which one male, armed with a machete, injured the other,” the Police Information Office stated in a press release issued Monday morning.

Shavoy Dascent, 23, was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and being armed with an offensive weapon, police said.

As of Monday morning, he was in custody pending his appearance at the Magistrates’ Court, according to the PIO.
“The injured male was transported to Dr. Orlando Smith Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery,” the release added. “He remains admitted in stable but serious condition.”

Police have not provided an update since Monday morning.