Police are continuing to make progress in the Belair chopping incident with news emerging that one man has been formally charged and five of six suspects have since turned themselves in to police after warrants were issues for their arrest on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.
Police said 24-year-old Emron John of Belaire was charged on Thursday for the offences of assault with motor vehicle and two counts of aiding and abetting the offence of grievous harm.
He appeared before the First District Court in Castries this morning, Friday, October 18. He has been remanded to the Bordelais Correctional Facility until October 25, 2013.
Police said John was arrested on Monday, October 14, 2013 at the George F.L. Charles airport after he was returned to Saint Lucia from Tortola, British Virgin Islands by local and regional authorities.
Two men, 31-year-old Martin Willie, also known as Tempo or Kieran, and 55-year-old St. Claire Augustin, also known as Compton/Lion, both of Belaire, were critically injured in the chopping incident which occurred about 2:45 p.m. Sunday, October 13.