Wanted Men Nabbed On Live TV

THE force or principle believed to predetermine events caught up with two men who fled from police officers during a routine traffic inspection operation last Monday in Balata, Babonneau. They were said to have assaulted a police officer with a firearm in the line of duty.

The men were nabbed by police on live television yesterday morning while they were guests on the MBC Television morning show which features Yardie and Jaheim.

They were on MBC to give what they say was their side of the incident that occurred Monday.

But they got much more than they bargained for when officers appeared at the station and took them away.

“The looks on their faces when police officers appeared at the studios to arrest them were priceless,” one television viewer said.

The men will now have to give their version of events on a much smaller stage if they are prosecuted to appear in court.

According to the Public Relations Department of the Police Force, officers attached to the Traffic Unit were on patrol in Balata Monday when they signalled a motor car registration number PJ 5391 to stop. This was about 5:20 p.m. Monday past.

“The driver of the said vehicle complied and brought the vehicle to a halt. There were three occupants in the vehicle,” the department noted in a release yesterday.

The release told how Police Constable 821 Palmer then proceeded to issue a ticket to the driver of the vehicle for driving without a seatbelt.

“During the issuance of the ticket, the front seated passenger reached under his seat and withdrew a firearm which he aimed at Palmer. The driver of the motor car then sped off. The police gave chase but was unable to apprehend the suspects,” the release stated.

The men have refuted the police version of things saying that they were shot at by police, the evidence of which can be seen on the car and that they fled because they thought the police would have harmed them after they saw how the officers were huddled together in a conversation.

Police meanwhile are mum on reports that one of their own, a female, was found to be in contempt of court earlier this week and sentenced to 30 days at the Bordelais Correctional Facility. That sentence was changed to a day after the prosecutor made a plea to the judge on behalf of the police officer.

The police officer, a corporal, is reported to be going through some personal problems that are impacting on aspects of her life, according to reports reaching The VOICE.

She is no longer at the correctional facility. The Police Welfare Association, is assisting the corporal in her legal affairs.

Micah George is an established name in the journalism landscape in St. Lucia. He started his journalism tutelage under the critical eye of the Star Newspaper Publisher and well known journalist, Rick Wayne, as a freelancer. A few months later he moved to the Voice Newspaper under the guidance of the paper’s recognized editor, Guy Ellis in 1988.

Since then he has remained with the Voice Newspaper, progressing from a cub reporter covering court cases and the police to a senior journalist with a focus on parliamentary issues, government and politics. Read full bio...

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