Residents hand over alleged machete attacker

March 23, 2023

A Manchester man was handed over to the police after he reportedly chopped another man in Victoria Town in the parish on Sunday.

The accused is 25-year-old Gowayne Hynes of Victoria Town. Reports from the Mandeville police are that about 10 p.m., a man was seated inside a bar when he was attacked by Hynes who used a machete to chop him several times before fleeing the area. Later that day, Hynes was held by residents and handed over to the police where he was subsequently charged. His court date is being finalised.

In another case in St Ann, detectives have charged 58-yearold Antonio Luccaine, otherwise called 'Tony' or 'Black Dot', a construction worker of Middle Street, Priory, in the parish in relation to an incident that occurred on September 17, 2022. Luccaine has been charged with illegal possession of firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, and wounding with intent with the use of a firearm.

Reports are that about 7:30 a.m., the complainant was approached by Luccaine and two other men, who were armed with guns. The men then opened gunfire hitting the complainant several times. The injured man managed to escape and was taken to hospital for treatment. A report was subsequently made to the police. An investigation was launched and Luccaine was arrested. He was formally charged on Tuesday after an interview session in the presence of his attorney. His court date has not been finalised.

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