Kwame Mc Coy scheduled for court today
The criminal matter against Information and Press Liaison to the President, Kwame McCoy, is scheduled to resume in court today.
McCoy is facing two charges of assault causing actual bodily harm. It was said that he maliciously and unlawfully wounded Clifton Stewart and Natalie Ross in two separate incidents. He was also charged for the use of threatening language towards Stewart.
The last time the matter was called before Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, it was put down for another date since the court was said to be swamped with other pressing matters.
Stewart, one of the victims in the matter, had expressed his concern with the delay in the case since it was keeping him away from his job at sea.
The court took Stewart’s concern into consideration and assured him that steps would be taken to start the court process. Witnesses are expected to be present for today’s hearing.
It is alleged that McCoy, on November 12 a few weeks before the General Elections, allegedly lashed Stewart with a firearm at Norton Street. Stewart reportedly spoke to the Presidential official about the erecting of the Presidential candidates’ photos. The threatening language came when McCoy reportedly told Stewart that he was a “marked man” and he should “watch himself”.
Prior to that incident another exchange of words again over the erecting of photos of the Presidential candidates, landed McCoy in more trouble.
This time he reportedly hit Natalie Ross with his Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) rendering the woman unconscious. Ross had to overnight at the hospital.