In Magistrates’ Court on March 25, Dwight Callwood pleaded not guilty to three charges stemming from police allegations that he chased a man and struck him several times in the body with a wooden plank.
Mr. Callwood, who had been on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison, entered not-guilty pleas to using threatening language, being armed with an offensive weapon, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Then Crown Counsel Kael London read the specifics of the allegations against him.
According to Mr. London, a mutual friend invited the complainant and Mr. Callwood to a social gathering last July.
The next day, the complainant was sitting by the side of the road in Fat Hogs Bay when he saw the accused charging at him with a piece of wood in hand, Mr. London alleged.
When the complainant asked what was wrong, Mr. Callwood allegedly responded by asking for his bag, and the complainant said he didn’t know what he was talking about, Mr. London read. Mr. Callwood then said, “‘I will kill you today and no one can save you,’” chased after the complainant, and hit him with the wood plank, the prosecutor alleged.
With Mr. Callwood still chasing behind, the complainant ran into the road and then up to the veranda of a two-storey building to seek refuge, according to Mr. London.
Mr. Callwood then swung the plank at the complainant again, aiming for his head, and the complainant jumped off the veranda, fracturing his leg, the prosecutor said.
The complainant then went to the police station, where he made a report against Mr. Callwood before being hospitalised.
Police later took Mr. Callwood to the station, where he was interviewed under caution and admitted to chasing the complainant and “having something in hand,” Mr. London read. Magistrate Tamia Richards scheduled Mr. Callwood’s trial for Oct. 4 and 5.