By Monique Washington
A young man from Barnaby is recovering from surgery after an irate BrickKlin bus driver attacked him with a machete earlier this week.
Dejorn Francis, was attacked on Sunday evening at around 7 p.m. in front of the Xpetrol gas station in Camps Village Nevis. Jared Weekes allegedly slashed Francis’ leg. The young man was transported to Antigua during the week for further tests and will undergo surgery on the damaged leg when he returns.
The Observer understands that a number of persons were in the vicinity on Sunday evening at the time of the attack. The Observer was informed that altercation took place earlier that afternoon between Weeks and Francis. That evening Weekes pulled up to the gas station in his bus to collect gas. Francis then pulled up to the Station and a female exited the car and entered the gas station. Weekes then alleged pulled a cutlass out of his bus opened the door of the car where Francis was on and began to strike him with the cutlass.
The Observer was informed that Weekes is currently in custody
This incident mirrors a similar one that took place at the Xpetrol gas station less than two months ago.
On July 12 Leroy “Bogie” Pemberton of New Castle allegedly attacked Rickell “Turbo” Mills of Barnaby. The Observer was informed that a number of persons witnessed the attack and claimed that Mills was “intoxicated” at the time. Witnesses claimed Mills told them that he was going to “taste bogie blood.”
An altercation began between Mills and Pemberton, which led to Pemberton pulling a weapon with which he allegedly struck Mills several times. One wound reportedly inflicted to Mills on his neck caused massive bleeding. He was transported to the Alexandra Hospital via ambulance about one hour after the incident. Pemberton was arrested and charged with wounding Mills and received bail in the sum of $10,000 with two sureties.