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Ellis Stewart

A police corporal has been charged with two counts of common assault against his wife and 15-year-old son.

Ellis Stewart, 44, was also ordered out of the family’s home when he appeared before an Arima magistrate.

The court also ordered him to stay 100 feet from victims as part of his bail conditions. He has been put on $70,000 bail.

Stewart, who is expected to reappear before the court on September 29, has also been ordered to report to the La Horquetta Police Station once per week.

A release from the Police Service said Stewart was charged by Sgt Singh, of the Arouca Police

Station, following advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Roger Gaspard SC, on Monday.

Police said the charges stemmed from a police report made to the Maloney Police Station which detailed an alleged domestic dispute at 11 pm on Saturday in which there was argument at their Maloney home.

During the exchange, the woman reported to police that her husband allegedly pushed her against a wall and pulled out a firearm which he pointed at her neck.

Their son, police were also told, intervened in an attempt to stop the commotion, but was deterred by the suspect who allegedly also pointed the firearm at him.

Investigations, supported by the Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU), resulted in the charges being laid against Stewart