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Police take mother into custody hours after sons are arrested

Police take mother into custody hours after sons are arrested

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Hours after her sons were arrested on Monday, outside the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, following an altercation with police, Susan Samuel was herself taken up and charged for her role in the fracas.{{more}}

Samuel told SEARCHLIGHT on Tuesday that she was picked up by police on Monday evening, and she, along with son Raffique Samuel, was taken to the Serious Offences Court the following day.

The Redemption Sharpes woman was charged with obstructing arrest and assaulting a police officer, while Raffique was charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and using threatening language.

While his mother received bail in the sum of $500, Raffique was remanded in custody.

They are both scheduled to reappear before the court on December 13, this year.

Susan’s other son O’Keefe, who was arrested during the melee, was not charged.

The brawl started after another of Samuel’s sons, Clifford, was convicted of burglary, committed on Friday, September 13.

Upset with the outcome of the case, family members took to the street, confronting persons who had testified in the matter.

When police intervened to bring order, blows were traded, leading to the arrest of Samuel’s two sons.

Clifford was the lone defendant in the September 13 burglary case, and not Kizorn Grant as previously reported by SEARCHLIGHT.

Clifford is expected to return to the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court for sentencing on September 30.(JJ)

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