A 28-year-old Diego Martin man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with wounding with intent, for an alleged attack on a woman and her friend at her Chow Quan Avenue apartment last Sunday.
Lance Greaves of Upper Richplain, Diego Martin, appeared in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate’s Court Tuesday to answer the charges associated with the alleged attack on Guardian Media employee, Asasha Delzin, 28, and her 28-year-old friend who is also an employee of Guardian Media.
According to reports, around 12.25 pm in Sunday, Delzin was at her apartment in the company of her friend when Greaves, with whom Delzin shared a previous relationship, broke in and attacked her with a hammer.
Reports indicate that Delzin was hit an initial blow to her head before Greaves turned on her friend with the hammer as well.
Police were told that Greaves repeatedly struck Delzin and her friend with the hammer during the melee.
Police heard that in the chaos that followed, the man stabbed Delzin with a knife, hit her repeatedly with an industrial vacuum and with a car-jack.
With the alleged incident spilling out into the yard, neighbours eventually managed to pull Delzin into another apartment. Her friend was also helped by neighbours as he too was locked in one of the apartments on the compound.
Police say that when they arrived, Greaves was locked in the bathroom of Delzin’s apartment and when they broke down the door, Greaves allegedly rushed at them. He was shot in his hand and suffered a non-fatal wound.
Delzin and her friend were taken to the St James Medical Facility and later transferred to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital. Greaves was also taken for treatment at hospital.
Delzin suffered multiple stab wounds, a fractured nose and lacerations, and was being observed for neurological damage.
Her friend suffered a fractured skull and temporary loss of speech.
Greaves appeared before a Port-of-Spain magistrate on Tuesday charged with two counts of wounding with intent, possession of an offensive weapon, breach of a protection order, breaking and entering and common assault.
Police say it is possible that charges of attempted murder can also be laid against him, based on the court’s discretion.
The magistrate refused a request by Greaves’ attorney for him to be sent to the St Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital and was remanded at the Port-of-Spain prison.
He will appear in court again on December 17.
PCs Charles, St John, Jobity and Shepherd responded to the calls and are continuing investigations.