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12 charges for GT man: Accused of assaulting cops, arson

A George Town man who evaded police twice has been arrested.
He now faces 12 charges including assaulting a police officer and escaping lawful custody.
Police said the 21-year-old man eluded capture back in October and again earlier this month.
He faces two counts of causing fear or provocation of violence. Those were in relation to incidents on 5 October and 13 October.
He also accused of setting a car on fire in October on Walter’s Road.
Police said on that day the man attempted to evade officers using an unlicensed and unregistered vehicle on 2 February.

Officers confronted him and he fled. Police said the man assaulted an officer as he escaped.
The suspect was scheduled to appear in court on Monday (11 February.)

Read the full RCIPS statement:

A man, age 21 of George Town, has been formally charged with 12 offenses including:

Two counts of Causing Fear or Provocation of Violence, in relation to incidents on 5 and 13 October, 2018;

Dangerous Driving, Driving Without Being Qualified, Driving Without Insurance, and other traffic offenses, in relation to an incident on 13 October, where he attempted to evade police in an unlicensed and unregistered vehicle;

Arson, in relation to an incident on 13 October where the above-mentioned vehicle was set on fire;

And Resisting an Arrest, Escaping Lawful Custody, and Assaulting Police, in relation to an incident on 2 February, where he fled from officers attempting to arrest him, and assaulted an officer in the process.


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Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 18 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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