City Magistrate Annette Singh today sentenced a miner to three years imprisonment after finding him guilty of assault and wounding two peace officers who were trying to arrest him.
He was also sentenced for armed robbery and robbery with violence.
Twenty-six-year-old Orin Ridley of 173 Campbell Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, was on trial in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.
The first charge alleged that on March 12, 2019 at Lot 173 Campbell and Sussex Streets, Georgetown, Ridley wounded police constable Clive Clarke with intent to prevent lawful apprehension.
It was further alleged that on the same date and at the same location, Ridley assaulted police constable Nigel Reid with intent to prevent lawful apprehension.
The third charge stated that on January 31, 2019 at Albouys Street, Albouystown, Georgetown. The accused, while being armed with a firearm, robbed Saneka Ramlakan of articles amounting to $24,600.
The last charge alleged that on the same date and location, while being armed with a firearm, he robbed Akash Ramlakan of a pedal cycle valued at $18,000 property of the said victim and used personal violence towards him.
At the conclusion of the trial this afternoon, the Magistrate ruled that after going through the entirety of the evidence, she found Ridley guilty on all four charges.
Hence, she sentenced him to three years for robbery with violence; three years for robbery under arms, one year for wounding a peace officer and one year for assaulting a peace officer.
The sentences will run concurrently so Ridley will only be spending three years behind bars.