January 30, 2023



Linden Custom Officer remanded for attempted murder

A  44-year-old man who has been identified as Michael Hercules, a Customs Officer, was remanded to prison on Tuesday, when he appeared in the presence of Magistrate Wanda Fortune at the Linden Magistrates Court.  He pleaded not guilty to the charge. He will return to court on May 3rd, 2022. It is alleged that Hercules stabbed his 42-year-old wife multiple times last Saturday, around 13:30 hours, at Buck Town, Wismar, Linden.

Police say that both parties were at the time in a motorcar driven by  Hercules, when an argument ensued. He allegedly drove and stopped the car at Buck Town, and as they both exited, he allegedly went into the car trunk, took out a kitchen knife and ordered the victim back into the car where the argument continued. During the argument, he allegedly inflicted a wound to his wife’s chest, one to her lower right foot and to her fingers before escaping.

The woman made contact with relatives who went to the area and rescued her. She was taken to the Linden Hospital Complex where she was seen and examined by the doctor on duty and treated for her injuries; where she remains a patient in a serious but stable condition.

The matter was reported to the police who promptly located the suspect and arrested him.