A 33-year-old soldier from El Socorro is expected to appear before a Tunapuna Magistrate on Friday 12 June 2020, following his arrest for breach of a protection order.

The soldier was arrested on Wednesday, following an altercation which took place on Saturday 5th June 2020.

According to official police reports, the mother of his child made a report to the St. Joseph Police Station on Sunday 6th June, following the altercation.

The woman alleged that the soldier came to her home to have her sign a book for payment of child maintenance, with which she complied. However, she reported that he was dissatisfied with her signature and an argument ensued between the soldier and the victim’s mother.

The soldier then allegedly attacked the victim with a knife, stabbing her twice on her neck. She was able to escape to a room nearby and lock herself inside, after her mother grabbed the knife. The soldier also allegedly struggled with the victim’s mother, causing her to sustain injuries to her right palm.

The soldier was arrested on Wednesday 10th June 2020 by PC Antoine and a party of officers, including a Northern Division Emergency Response Patrol (NDERP) Unit.

He was charged subsequently with the offence and is scheduled to appear at the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.