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Nine months in jail for resisting arrest, receiving stolen goods

Nine months in jail for resisting arrest, receiving stolen goods


A man who was shot in his leg by a police officer during a scuffle, was yesterday sentenced to nine months in jail.{{more}}

Kingstown resident Alvan Richardson appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to resisting the arrest of Detective Corporal Biorn Duncan, assaulting the officer and receiving stolen goods — 39 Invest SVG notebooks and five Invest SVG Compact Discs (CDs).

On the charges of resisting arrest and receiving stolen goods, Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias sentenced Richardson to nine months imprisonment on each, and six months on the charge of assault.

The charges will run concurrently.

The court heard that on July 31, at about 8:45 a.m., Duncan was dressed in civilian clothing and walking in the area of Randy’s Supermarket on Bay Street when he saw Richardson with a black bag in his possession.

After noticing that Richardson was behaving in a suspicious manner, Duncan approached him, identified himself and asked permission to search the bag, which Richardson declined to give.

The facts state that Richardson pulled away the bag, then began choking the officer.

Duncan then drew his gun and shot Richardson in his right leg.

The bullet is said to have exited the leg on the opposite side and entered the left leg, where it is still lodged.

Another police officer who was passing at the time, assisted Duncan in subduing Richardson.(KW)