A man, who was shot by police after he reportedly attempted to escape from custody, was today sentenced to a total of six years after being found guilty of five charges.

The sentence was handed down by Senior Magistrate Dylon Bess in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.

Seon Lampkin, 27, of ‘D’ Field, Sophia, was on trial in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.

The first charge against Lampkin stated that on April 16, 2019, at Main Street, Georgetown, he robbed Jonay DeSantos of a $5,000 handbag with $8,000 worth of valuables inside. It was further alleged that, on the same day and at the same location, Lampkin attempted to rob Uris Alleyne.

The third charge alleged that on the same day, at High Street, Georgetown, Lampkin, while being in police custody for robbery and attempt to commit a felony, escaped from custody.

It was further alleged that Lampkin assaulted two cops on April 16, 2019, at High Street, who were acting in the execution of their duties. He was issued with a charge for each officer he allegedly assaulted.

Lampkin had denied all the allegations on his first court appearance.

Facts presented by the court prosecutor stated that on the day in question, Lampkin robbed a nurse, attempted to rob her colleague and was trying to make good his escape.

However, he was apprehended by public-spirited persons and handed over to the police in the vicinity of Main Street, Georgetown.

The court heard that while Lampkin was being escorted into the police van, he attempted to disarm the two police ranks in order to make an escape. One of the officers, while defending himself, shot Lampkin to the abdomen.

Magistrate Bess sentenced Lampkin to three years on the robbery charge; 18 months on attempted robbery; six months for escaping lawful custody and fined him $40,000 for the assaults, or 6 months imprisonment.

The sentencing will run concurrently so Lampkin will only spend three years behind bars.


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