Duo charged for resisting, obstructing arrest

first_imgTwo men stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Tuesday morning and admitted to resisting and obstructing arrest.Twenty-one-year-old Aubrey Hunch of King Edward Street, Albouystown, Georgetown; and 29-year-old Tramain McKenzie of Lot 33 Middle Road, McDoom, Greater Georgetown, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and were separately charged for the two offences.Hunch initially denied that he assaulted City Police Shawn Persaud with intent to resist arrest on April 12, 2018, at Brickdam but later changed his plea to guilty.McKenzie however admitted to obstructing said City Police Persaud from executing his duties.According to Police Prosecutor Devon Goodman, Hunch and another were observed by Persaud having a confrontation. As such, the City Police attempted to resolve the matter when he was verbally assaulted by Hunch who screamed “no ****ing body can’t arrest me!”Persaud further attempted to handcuff him but had his hands pushed away. While still attempting to arrest him, McKenzie got involved and proceeded to stop the City Police from arresting Hunch.Both were later arrested, told of their respective offences and charged.Hunch told the court that he resisted arrest because he was being arrested wrongfully. He noted that he did curse but not at Persaud.Magistrate McLennan gave him six months of community service for the offence or a default of three months imprisonment with strict warning for him to be on good behaviour.McKenzie was also fined $5000. Failure to pay the fine will result in him being jailed for three weeks.last_img