Calvert Charles 54 along with Gailene Farrell 57 both of “Buddy Gutter” in the Lowmans Bay community has been arrested and charged by the police at Questelles on two separate charges of attempted murder and arson on November 1st, 2017.
It is reported that on the date in question the duo set on fire a wall and timber dwelling house that is value $10,000.00 and owned by 53 year old Edward Durrant of the same address which is said to have been completely destroyed along with the contents.
It was also reported that when Durrant made way to escape from the burning house the Charles and Farrell inflicted cutlass wound upon his body which resulted in serious injuries.
Charles and Farrell were escorted to the Serious Offences Court on Thursday November 9th before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne facing the indictable charges to which they were not allowed to plea.
Prosecutor Adolphus Delpesche did not object to bail which was allowed in the sum of $30,000.00 each with one surety each. They were also ordered to surrender all travel documents to the Court, to report to the Questelles Police Station on Mondays before 6am to 6pm and not to leave the state without the express permission of the Court.
The matters were adjourned to February 6th, 2018 when the Preliminary Inquiry is expected to begin.