49-year-old Gary Grant appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and led his defence in the four charges against him.
“I en get no witness, I is the witness” Grant said.
Magistrate Annette Singh, after listening to Grant, stated that she found him guilty of the offences and sentenced him to three months on each of the charges.
Grant, on his first appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, pleaded not guilty to the charges, when they were read to him and stated that, “The police lash me in ma head, I can’t remember doing anything, and I in name Gary so he betta come and answer to all them charge, I escape then turn myself in, still yal get escape charge”.
Particulars of the first charge stated that, on September 19, 2019, at Stabroek Market, he stole, from a woman, one cellular phone, valued at $35,000.
The second charge stated that, on September 19, 2019, at Stabroek Police outpost, he behaved in a disorderly manner.
It is alleged that, on the same day and at the same place, he damaged two benches valued at $10,000 along with other items totalling $ 39,300, property of the Guyana Defence Force.
The last charge stated that, on the same day and at the same place, while in custody, on a simply larceny charge, he escaped.
Magistrate Singh stated that the charges will run concurrently and his time spent in prison will be deducted. She also ordered that he (Grant) pays the Guyana Defence Force $39,300 for the property damaged.