MARLON GANGAPERSAD, 50, of La Fortune, Woodland, appeared on Thursday in the San Fernando Magistrates' court charged with chopping off a piece of the left ear of Vaugh Ramjit.
The incident is alleged to have happened on November 30 and Gangapersad was not called upon to plead. The charge was laid indictably.
It alleged that he wounded Ramjit with intent to commit grievous bodily harm. Attorney Craig Beepath who appeared for Gangapersad, said he is a gardener and the victim is related to him.
Court prosecutor Ramnath Phillip said a piece of Ramjit's left ear was chopped off. However, he was out of hospital. Antoine granted Gangapersad bail in the sum of $100,000 with a cash alternative of $20,000. He is to return to court on January 24.