Editorial Staff
4 months ago

Editorial Staff
4 months ago

Villa man admits to domestic dispute charges.

By Zaya Williams

 

Shajah Joyce, a resident of Villa, has admitted to two counts of wounding in a troubling case related to an incident where he allegedly entered a house in pursuit of his wife.

The incident occurred on July 14, 2022, when Joyce reportedly gained unauthorized entry to a home where his wife was staying.

Joyce confronted his wife within the premises, placing his hand over her mouth and instructing her to remain silent.

However, she defied his command and called out for assistance. Hearing her cries, two other individuals in the house rushed to her aid, leading to a physical altercation during which Joyce is said to have injured the individuals.

During a recent court appearance, Joyce pleaded guilty to two counts of wounding with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

However, he entered a not-guilty plea concerning the alleged unlawful wounding of a third party.

Furthermore, Joyce contested the assertion that he had forcibly entered one of the complainants’ residences.

The prosecution acknowledged Joyce’s guilty pleas on the two counts of wounding, but they signaled their intent to proceed with a trial regarding unlawful wounding and housebreaking charges.

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