Pleads Guilty to Wounding Print E-mail
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Written by Melanio   
Thursday, 25 April 2013 00:00

 Michael CowoOn Thursday, April 19th, 24-year-old Michael Cowo pleaded guilty to wounding a 65-year-old man.

The incident occurred on December 23rd, 2012, but it was not until Monday, April 8th, 2013 that the escaped prisoner was caught and charged with wounding and escape.

Police allegations are that  Cowo, a Fisherman and resident of Louise Street threw a stone at 65-year-old Christopher Lamb, hitting him to the right hand causing swelling and pain.

For that offense, Cowo was detained and charged with wounding. Police say that whilst Cowo was detained at the station he managed to escape by running though the main door. For that offense, he was charged with escape.

Cowo appeared before Magistrate Dale Cayetano, where he pleaded guilty to wounding Lamb.

For this offense, Cowo was fined $350.00 plus a $5.00, which he was ordered to pay by August 21st, 2013, or in default 1 year imprisonment. Cowo pleaded not guilty to escape. He was offered bail in the sum of $1,000 plus one surety of the same amount. According to court records, Cowo has outstanding fines for previous convictions which he must pay before meeting bail. He is due back in court on May 23rd.

According to police, at about 7:22 a.m., on December 23rd 2012, Christopher Lamb visited the police station and reported that on that same day, Cowo threw a rock at him injuring his right hand. When Lamb was examined by a doctor at the KMHM, the doctor certified his injuries as wounding.

Police say that as they were taking a statement from Lamb, an officer placed Cowo behind a desk in the station. He allegedly got up from where he was seated and ran through the main entrance of the station, escaping.