Horse cart worker remanded for escaping from custody

first_imgA horse cart operator, who is a father of eight found himself before the Court of Law in Georgetown on Monday morning slapped with two charges – escaping from Police custody and fraudulent conversion one – which saw him being remanded to prison.Paul Archer of Lot 562 Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara (ECD) admitted to escaping from the Kitty Police Station on April 5, 2018, where he was being held for fraudulently converting monies given to him by Lelowtie Persaud on October 14, 2018.Archer told Magistrate Leron Daly that he indeed escape from Police custody after he was being held for six days.He, however denied that he fraudulently converted $30,000, which he received after selling a Honda pump for Persaud.The Virtual Complainant (VC) told the Court that she did not wish to pursue the charges laid against Archer and as such that matter was dismissed.However, when Magistrate Daly was about to sentence the 47-year-old man for the escaping from custody charge, he began to plead for leniency.“I begging you, I had my eight children at home…the oldest is 13 and the youngest four and I had to get home to provide for them” Archer pleaded.When told that his guilty plea would see him being jailed, Archer changed his plea to not guilty.Police Prosecutor, Richard Harris objected to bail being granted revealing that the man is a flight risk and was recaptured in Georgetown after he escaped from the Police Station.As such, bail was refused. The case will continue on April 27.last_img

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