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May 26, 2020

Four Men Receive Stab and Chop Wounds during Violent Incident in Old Hattieville Area

As the state of emergency is relaxed, crime is rearing its ugly head.  Tonight, four men are recovering at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for varying degrees of injury following a brawl in the Old Hattieville area of Hattieville Village. On Monday night, police responded to a yard in the village where an uncle and nephew had been assaulted by a group of men. Roger Trapp was beaten to a pulp while his nephew, Enrique Pook was stabbed one to the chest with a scissors as he defended his uncle. Within minutes, police arrived but by then, the attackers had fled the scene. About thirty minutes later, police were called once again to the area where two persons had been chopped. Christopher Hyde received a large cut wound to the left side of his head and Calbert Mejia was chopped to the head and back. All four were rushed to the K.H.M.H. where they are in a stable condition. Today, News Five spoke with Pook’s mother, Glenda Baptist, who says that her son intervened to save her brother Roger Trapp.


Enrique Pook

Glenda Baptist, Mother of Enrique Pook

“I mi ina mi house and I hear a noise out yah. But when I buss out yah, I hear dehn bwai di tell my bredda, I want yo sell mi wah two dollars weed. My bredda tell dehn he noh sell weed. So dehn say I tell yo sell me wah two dollars weed or I wah [bleep] up yo. So now my bredda noh got no weed; my bredda tell ahn me dah noh no problem man. I noh into no trouble. So when we look, dehn start whap up ahn with a big stick, lash ahn ina ih head with a quart pint. And later on, I tell them get the [bleep] out of my yard; unu come out ah my yard. When I look, dehn take off with dehn vehicle and gone back soh dah my next bredda house, weh Mister Logan lives. When dehn gone deh, dehn start dehn problem again deh. And dehn start to beat up my bredda dah back deh. And so Logan just get the machete and start chop. My bredda get stab ina ih chest cause my bredda di try take away the scissors.  My son get stab ina ih chest.”


Glenda Baptist


“All this dah over a two-dollar weed?”


Glenda Baptist

“Yeah wah two-dollar weed. My bredda tell ahn he noh sell no weed and dehn noh understand that.”


Hilberto Romero

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Around 6:30 p.m., Hattieville police responded to a brawl at the Old Hattieville area in Hattieville Village where several persons received varying degree of injuries. Enrique Pook, twenty-five years, received a stab wound to the chest; Roger Trapp, forty-two years, received injuries to his mouth; Christopher Hyde, thirty-five years received chop wounds to the head and Calbert Mejia, thirty years, received chop wounds to the head and back. Investigation revealed that they were involved in a fight with several persons. Police quickly deployed to the area and several persons have been detained. These four male persons are admitted in stable condition at the K.H.M.H. and an investigation is being carried out to determine who will be the persons who will be charged reference this incident in Hattieville.”

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