The Prime Minister’s son, Samuel Hinds Jr. appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Monday and was granted bail in the sum of $150,000 on charges of unlawful wounding and threatening behaviour against a woman believed to be his sister in law at Duke Street in Kingston, Georgetown.
The younger Hinds was represented by Charles Ramson Jr. who is the son of the former Attorney General of Guyana.
According to the Prosecution, the incident took place on February 27, 2014 at Hinds’ Duke St. home during an argument he had with the woman. Hinds reportedly dragged the woman by her hair, shoved her to the ground, stomped on her and threatened to shoot her as he accused her of being a thief. The prosecution claimed that Hinds whipped out his weapon and “cranked” it as he continued to threaten the woman to “treat her like a thief”.
In granting the 33-year-old bail, he was made to surrender his passport and firearm and will also have to visit the police station weekly while staying at least 200 yards away from the woman. His next court appearance will be March 21, 2014.
This is not the first time that the younger Hinds has been accused of violent behavior. He is the father of a six-year-old son whose mother filed for asylum in the United States after accusing the Prime Minister’s son in court documents of being extremely violent against her and beating and threatening her. Hinds has always denied those charges. The young woman also accused him and his mother of whisking her young son to Guyana without her permission.