Welder charged for escaping from Police, relieving cop of weapon

first_imgA welder on Wednesday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with five charges including robbery and escaping from lawful custody.Ceon Lampkin of Lot 33 Leopold Street, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty where the charges of assault, robbery and escaping lawful custody were read to him.It is alleged that Lampkin on April 16, 2019, at Main Street, Georgetown, attempted to commit a robbery on Jasira Allen.On the said day, at Main Street, Georgetown, the defendant allegedly robbed Janoy DeSantos of a handbag, among other items valued at $13,000. The prosecution’s case stated that the defendant tried to escape but was apprehended by public-spirited persons and handed over to the police.It was further alleged that on the same date, while being transported from Brickdam to Diamond Police Station, Lampkin jumped out of the police vehicle at High Street, Georgetown, and tried to escape. He was, however, apprehended a short distance away.During his re-apprehension, Lampkin allegedly assaulted two police officers and attempted to relieve one of the ranks of his service weapon. The man was then shot in his left side abdomen by the police rank during the incident.The 27-year-old was then taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.In court on Wednesday, Lampkin admitted to the escaping from lawful custody charge but denied the other charges.Police Prosecutor Ceon Blackman objected to bail on the grounds that the defendant is known to the law, he is a flight risk and the serious nature of the offences.In a bail application on his own behalf, Lampkin told the court that he was riding his bicycle along Main Street, Georgetown, when heard DeSantos scream “thief”. He said that was when he saw a few individuals running in his direction. He added that the persons began to beat him mercilessly and kept him until the police arrived.In a plea of mitigation, with respect to the escaping from lawful custody charge, Lampkin said that he escaped from the police vehicle since the ranks were hitting him to his head with their weapons. He denied that he attempted to relieve the officer of his weapon.Magistrate Faith McGusty upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded the man to prison. The case will continue on May 15, 2019.last_img