Accused pleads not guilty to stealing police SUV

The man who al­leged­ly stole a po­lice ve­hi­cle in Clax­ton Bay was grant­ed $100,000 ap­proval bail and a cash bail of $20,000 when he ap­peared in court on Mon­day.

Jad­hi Williams, 29, plead­ed not guilty to four charges which were read to him by San Fer­nan­do Se­nior Mag­is­trate Joanne Con­nor.

The charges al­leged that last Wednes­day he stole a $350,000 Toy­ota Rav 4 po­lice ve­hi­cle, a $3,500 bul­let­proof vest and three cell­phones to­talling $2,700 from of­fi­cers Rocky Mo­hammed and Calvin Vin­cent.

Williams, who wore a head ban­dage de­nied steal­ing “any­thing” al­leg­ing that the po­lice chopped him on the head.

“The of­fi­cer chop me in my head. While I was try­ing to es­cape I jump in the po­lice van and I dri­ve off with the van.” He said he was treat­ed at the San Fer­nan­do Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal. Williams ad­mit­ted he had a men­tal prob­lem. He said he was not work­ing be­cause he re­cent­ly came out of the hos­pi­tal af­ter be­ing treat­ed for seizures which he had from birth.

He was ar­rest­ed the day af­ter the in­ci­dent af­ter he went to the hos­pi­tal to seek med­ical at­ten­tion. He was charged by Sgt Kei­th Ifill.

First Court pros­e­cu­tor Cley­on Seedan ob­ject­ed to bail be­cause while on bail for mat­ters in Jan­u­ary he al­leged­ly com­mit­ted these of­fences. Williams ad­mit­ted that in Jan­u­ary he was fined $750 by a Ch­agua­nas mag­is­trate for dam­ag­ing gov­ern­ment prop­er­ty.

He had at least five con­vic­tions and pend­ing mat­ters for a range of of­fences, in­clud­ing ma­li­cious wound­ing, bur­glary, pos­ses­sion of mar­i­jua­na, as­sault­ing a po­lice­man, pos­ses­sion of am­mu­ni­tion, re­sist­ing ar­rest, pos­ses­sion of house­break­ing items and es­cap­ing law­ful cus­tody.

The mag­is­trate grant­ed him bail on the con­di­tion that he re­port every Sat­ur­day at the St Mar­garet’s Po­lice Sta­tion.

The mat­ter was ad­journed to May 6.

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