3 in Custody for Chopping
Three men were being questioned by police on Thursday, following a chopping incident in Soufriere. The attack, which occurred on the evening of Wednesday 20th January, reportedly stemmed from a land dispute between the victim and his attackers. As a result Stephen Melius, 36, was said to be in critical condition at the hospital after he was chopped by the men.
Melius, from Esperance, Soufriere was returning from his farm when he was attacked. He was discovered lying in a pool of blood close to the Mocha Bridge, Fond St. Jacques at around 7:00 p.m. and was bleeding profusely from the head.