A police release this week disclosed that they have arrested Rueben “Chuck” Foster of Boyds Village, on a warrant in the first instance, for wounding local business man, Mr. Michael “Bobsy” Hawley, on Friday 29th April, 2011.
The arrest was made on Sunday 8th May, at approximately 3:53pm, by officers of the Criminal Investigation Department.
The police have confirmed, however, that their investigations into the incident are still ongoing.
It was back in April, at about 5:30pm on a busy Friday afternoon that Hawley and Foster found themselves engaged in an altercation that got totally out of control.
Foster was alleged to have attacked Hawley with a hammer but after some period of struggle, Hawley managed to have wrestled the hammer away and thereafter proceeding to defend himself from the alleged attacker, striking him with his own weapon.
Reports also stated that at some point, Hawley’s cousin, Mr. Glenford Gumbs, who happened to be travelling in a northerly direction up Fort Street, provided assistance.
Police also confirmed that Foster eventually was shot and had to be taken to hospital by the EMS but has since sufficiently recovered to be formally charged with wounding with intent in the first instance.
No court date has been announced for the matter.
Meanwhile, in and separate incident, police have also arrested two men for building breaking and larceny.
On Monday 9th May 2011 at approximately 5:15 pm police at the Frigate Bay Police Station formally arrested and charged Tosh Boston of Newtown and Calvin” Taige” Gumbs of Stapleton Village on warrants in the first instance for Building Breaking and Larceny which was committed on Saturday 7th May 2011 in the Frigate bay area.
Investigations into this matter are ongoing.