Alleged serial arsonist remanded

The alleged West Berbice serial arsonist was yesterday remanded to prison on a charge of setting fire to a building and was placed on $30,000 bail on two counts of threatening behaviour.

The defendant, 36-year-old Dennis Evans called ‘Dye-Dye’ was arrested just before 6 pm on Wednesday after police received information that he was staying at a house at Bush Lot. When the police approached, the man made a dash through a cash crop farm in an escape bid but could not outrun the police due to an injured foot.

Residents had told Stabroek News that the police fired four shots in his direction and that one reportedly grazed his hand. However, police stated in a release yesterday that the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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