Police said 19-year-old Chad Depusior of Boyds Village was arrested and charged with the wounding of Dr. Desmond Martin of Garveys Estate, with a machete

Acting Deputy Commissioner Joseph Richardson said Depusior was arrested Oct. 28.

The Acting Deputy Commissioner said it was reported that about 9:10 a.m. Oct.19, Dr. Martin, while at his residence, was aroused by a strange noise coming from one of his tenants’ home.

“Dr Martin left his home to investigate the noise and was attacked by the alleged machete-wielding assailant, who, apparently, was trying to break into the tenant’s home. He was chopped on his head and was taken to the Joseph N France General Hospital, where he was treated for the injury,” Richardson said.

Richardson noted that the police had been making significant progress into a number of reported break-ins on the island.

“We are appealing to the general public to come forward with any information they may have to assist the police with their investigations into crimes committed in the Federation.

“They may, at times, observe suspicious movements by some criminal-minded individuals in their neighbourhood, which may not be of any significance to them, but it would be of great value to the police. Therefore, we are once again appealing to them to come forward with any information that may lead to the apprehension of these criminals, “Richardson said.