urilton baptiste

Urilton Baptiste, 44, is scheduled to appear before a Siparia Magistrate on Tuesday to answer to the charge of assaulting two police officers.

Baptiste, of Alexander Village, Santa Flora, was arrested and charged on Monday. 

According to police, on Monday officers attached to the South-Western Division Emergency Response Patrol (ERP) and the Santa Flora Police Station responded to a report of a man armed with a weapon in the Alexandra Settlement, Santa Flora area.

When officers arrived at the scene, they observed a man walking and behaving in an aggressive, violent manner towards another individual on the roadway.

The officers called out to the suspect, instructing him to cease and desist, however, he refused to comply and continued to behave in a violent manner.

In an effort to restrain the suspect, PCs Rasool and Mohit were allegedly dealt several cuffs about their bodies.

Another request, this time from WPC Clarke, to desist and step back was again ignored by the suspect, as he continued his attack on the constables.

As a result, WPC Clarke drew her taser and discharged it in the direction of Baptiste.

He was subsequently subdued and arrested after falling to the ground when tased.

PCs Rasool and Mohit sustained injuries during the confrontation.

The injured officers and Baptiste were medically treated at the Siparia Health Facility. 

The charges were laid by Cpl (Ag) Ramlochan, of the Santa Flora Police Station.

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