first_img…denies robbery chargesTwenty-nine-year-old miner David Alexander of Lot 61 Hadfield Street, Lodge was yesterday arraigned in Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman’s court on a charge of escaping from Police custody.Particulars of the charge state that on May 19, 2018 at North Road, Georgetown, while being in Police custody for questioning in a robbery-with-aggravation offence, he escaped from lawful custody.He pleaded guilty with explanation, telling the court that he had been badly beaten by Police ranks, and was being taken to recover the items which he had reportedly stolen when he was left alone in the Police van; and fearing for his life, he escaped.However, Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore told the court that Alexander pushed an officer and made good his escape. He was later apprehended in a minibus at Industry, East Coast Demerara (ECD).As such, Alexander was jailed for 18 months on this charge.He denied two other charges brought against him, alleging that on May 19, 2018, at both Hincks Street and Regent Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of others, he robbed Junior Azim and Johnny Loham respectively of items with a total value of $25,000. These cases will continue on June 11.last_img

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