Ex-Police charged for threatening wife, unlawful possession of firearm

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Frenz Paul

Former Cadet Officer Frenz Paul who was arrested on Monday after he threatened to shoot his wife during an argument was earlier today arraigned with unlawful possession of firearm and threatening behavior.

He made his appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him.

It was reported that Paul cocked a gun and placed it to the woman’s head during an argument in the wee hours of Monday.

Upon making the report, a team of Police ranks went to the couple’s Second Street, Alexander Village, Georgetown home and conducted a search during which a .32 pistol with 13 live rounds were found with a single bullet in the breech.

The officer was subsequently held at the Georgetown Public Hospital where he sought medical attention for an injured right hand. He told investigators that during the fracas, he struck the hand to a concrete wall. He also reportedly admitted ownership of the illegal firearm with ammunition.

He was remanded to prison and will make his next court appearance on September 3.

The suspect is presently awaiting decision of his re-instatement following the discharging of the charges with regards to the shooting 15-year-old Alex Griffith during a game of Russian roulette over four years ago.

It was reported that on April 30, 2014, the teenager was at a friend’s home when a sister of the ex-Policeman was robbed just outside the house. Soon after, several Police ranks appeared at his East La Penitence Squatting area home to question him on the identities of the robbers.

During the interrogation, Paul and the then 15-year-old teen had a scuffle during which Griffith allegedly attempted to relieve the Policeman of his weapon. It was then a shot was fired, and the young man was struck.

The injured teen was placed into a Police van and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital. The matter was reported and Paul was placed under close arrest. He was subsequently charged. Those charges were later discharged.

 

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