21-year-old Patrick Williams appeared in court Monday for allegedly beating a man with a baseball bat at Welly’s Cool Spot on October 6.
He appeared before Magistrate Foldats and was granted bail.
The court heard that an argued ensued after Williams asked for a cigarette from the victim. When the claimant told Williams that he did not have any cigarettes an argument began.
Williams is then said to have gone to his car and returned with a baseball bat and hit the victim on the head. The complainant fell to the floor and it was further alleged that Williams hit the man again in the chest.
The victim’s brother attempted to intervene, and Williams is said to have chased the brother with the baseball bat, after which Williams fled the scene.
A police report revealed there is CCTV footage of the incident.
Despite the CCTV footage, defense attorney Jonathon Hughes argued that it was the victim that had attacked Williams, threatening him with a knife. His defense is that the alleged attack was in self-defense.
Magistrate Foldats in granting bail noted that he took into consideration that the young man was still attending UCCI and he didn’t want his education to suffer. Strict bail conditions were implemented and included that the 21-year-old reside at his parental home in George Town and adhere to a strict curfew between 8.30 pm and 6.00 am.
The 21-year-old is also to report to the George Town police station daily and to have no contact with the victim. He is also prohibited from visiting any liquor licensed premises.
Williams will return to Grand Court on October 27.
Williams has several other matters before the court including a traffic offense and ganja charge.