Marigot police have issued arrest warrants for six men suspected of being involved in a chopping incident in Belaire on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
A police press release have been identified the men as Indy, Malcom, Dede, Brian, Callou and Tibou. All are residents of New Development, Belaire, Marigot.
Police said another suspect was arrested on Monday, October 14 about 6:45 p.m. at the George Charles Airport.
“He had left the island earlier that day on a flight destined for Tortola. After liaising with regional authorities, the suspect was returned to Saint Lucia,” police in a press release.
The lawmen are pleading to the other six suspects to turn themselves in.
“If the suspects are viewing or listening to this broadcast, they should report themselves to the Marigot Police Station as soon as possible,” police said in a press release. “If anyone has information pertaining to the whereabouts of the above mentioned individuals, should contact the Marigot Police Station at 456-3895 or the nearest police station.”
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.
Police said in a press release that about 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2013, officers attached to the Marigot Police Station received a report of grievous harm at Belaire.
“The officers proceeded to the scene and observed two males lying on the ground with multiple slash wounds about the body. They received information that the two males were in the vicinity of the Belaire Community Centre when they were attacked by a group of men armed with cutlasses,” the press release added.
On Sunday, a resident described the scene as gruesome.
“There are body parts all over the place. It’s a gruesome scene,” the resident said. “None of them are dead but there a lot of blood and fingers on the ground… even a nose.”
Reports are that the incident is a long-standing feud between men from the community.
“It was a one-for-all gang fight. Cutlasses, a lolobef and a sword were used,” another resident told St. Lucia News Online (SNO). “The guys from the Upper Hill didn’t have time to use the sword. Deh send it to the grass. That’s a feud from so long. The guys just don’t mingle with each other.”