Carpenter charged for escaping lawful custody

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woman-in-handcuffs[www.inewsguyana.com] – Fifty – five – year old Mark Mc’Calman was remanded to prison on Monday, December 21, 2015 by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the offenses of break and enter and escaping from lawful custody.

Mc’Calman of Lot 12 Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that between December 1 and December 7 at Grove, he broke into Action Tyre and stole a quantity of paint, one roll of chain link fencing and other construction materials, all to a total of $91, 200.

He also denied the charge which read that between December 16 and December 17, he broke into Action Tyre and stole six pounds of galvanized nails valued at $36,000.

He also denied that in December at the Grove Police Station while in the custody of Special Constable, John Rawlins pending criminal charges of break and enter, he escaped from custody.

Prosecutor Deniro Jones objected to bail stating that the accused had admitted to the offense and was seen by eye witnesses committing the act. The accused however denied this allegation, explaining that he was assaulted by the Police.

He claimed that the officers threatened to pin the escape from custody charge on him. He was remanded to prison and the matter was transferred to the Providence Magistrates’ Court for January 11, 2016.

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