Assault On Cop Lands Attempted Murder-Accused In Court

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November 06, 2018 4:04 pm AST
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A man who assaulted and used indecent language against a police officer, after trying to escape him, was today, November 6 placed before the court.

Akeem Headley of Thread Falls, who is also on remand for attempted murder after he tried to gun down a man in full view of a police officer, denied all six charges that he was faced with today.

The charges include disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, use of indecent language against an officer, assault, failure to comply with the orders of an officer and riding a motorcycle without a helmet.

According to the allegations, on February 17, 2017 in Road Town, police officers on patrol noticed Headley and another on a motorcycle without crash helmets. They told the duo to stop; however, they tried to escape and led the officers on a chase.

The police then blocked their path, but they split up and went in different directions on foot.

They were eventually caught, and when asked questions by one of the officers, Headley began to conduct himself in a disorderly manner, and also directed indecent language towards the officer. He also held on to the officer’s firearm strap.

He will return to court for these charges later this month.

Last year, while at a bar in Huntums Ghut, Headley got into an altercation with a man. He left that bar and returned later and opened fire on the said man, shooting him in the leg.

He was later charged and remanded in relation to that incident.
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