Miner charged with robbery, assaulting cops

Orin Ridley

A miner is now a remanded prisoner after being charged with robbing a couple and assaulting two police officers during his arrest.

Orin Ridley, 26, was charged with  robbing Sadika Ramlakhan of her cellular phone and other items, amounting to $25,600, on January 31st, 2019 at Albert Street, Albouystown, George-town, while being armed with a gun.

It is also alleged that on the same date while being armed with a gun, he robbed Akash Ramlakhan of his pedal cycle, valued $18,000.

The third charge against Ridley states that on March 12th, 2019, at Sussex Street, Georgetown, he allegedly wounded Police Corporal Clarke, with intent to prevent lawful apprehension of himself. It is further alleged that on the same date and at the same place, he assaulted Police Constable Reed so as to prevent lawful apprehension of himself.

Ridley pleaded not guilty to the four charges, which were read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in Georgetown.

Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail being granted to Ridley due to the seriousness of the offences and the penalties they attract. Prosecutor Mansfield also stated that Ridley was previously convicted for similar offences.

However, Ridley was placed on self-bail for the assault charges and was remanded to prison on the armed robbery charges. He was told to return to court on April 15th.

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