The court heard that Dumas accused Simon of stealing building materials from his property in Plymouth, Tobago. It also heard that during the row Dumas struck Simon in the face with his licensed gun, knocking out two of his front teeth and causing facial injuries. Forde-John said she was convinced by the prosecution that Dumas committed the act.
Dumas appeared surprised as the magistrate made the ruling. His legal team, which included former attorney general John Jeremy and Keith Scotland, said it needed time to review the case. Simon was present in court during yesterday’s proceedings.