Man held with knife, assaulted cops

- court hears

Kevin Charles, who allegedly assaulted four policemen after being arrested, was yesterday allowed to go free on his own recognisance until his next court date.

Police say that on August 23, Charles had a knife in his possession. It is also alleged that on the same day, he behaved disorderly and unlawfully assaulted four police officers while at the Brickdam Police Station.

Charles, of 69 Vriesland, West Bank Demerara, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Police Prosecutor Bharrat Mangru told the court that a police unit patrolling along Camp Street around 2am on August 23 stopped Charles and found a knife in his waist during a search. As a result, he was arrested and taken to the Brickdam Police Station. While at the station, Mangru said, Charles began behaving disorderly and though he was warned he ignored the warnings. The prosecutor added that he subsequently assaulted four police constables.

Prosecutor Mangru did not object to bail and Magistrate Sewnarine-Beharry placed Charles on a bond to keep the peace and set his next court date as September 16.

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