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.