A MAN who allegedly threatened and resisted police officers while prisoners were being loaded onto the prisons truck outside the San Fernando Magistrates' Court was yesterday told his actions were "exceptionally serious".
Shemarke Wilson was denied bail by Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan who said a person who does such an act is "dangerous and wanting to be lawless".
Wilson, 33, admitted to resisting constable Vinton Dinno in the execution of his duty and using threatening language to the annoyance of persons in the area.
At around 4.50 p.m. on July 16, while police officers were in the process of loading prisoners from the court onto the prisons truck, Wilson, who was standing on the roadway, was allegedly heard speaking to the prisoners who were already on the vehicle.
He was reportedly told by officers to move away from the truck but responded, "Come move meh nah, let me cuff you in you face. You eh have no gun."
Dinno held onto his hand and Wilson began struggling and pulled away in a violent manner, police prosecutor Ramdath Phillip said.
Wilson said he was sorry for his actions and said he had "three drinks". He said he went to the court to assist a friend who had no family to help him.
Wilson was also charged with escaping lawful detention and assaulting police constable Jayon Campbell to prevent arrest.
The mason initially said he was guilty of cuffing the officer in the chest but after Phillip read the details, the father of two alleged he was struck first, and acted in self defence.
Rambachan entered a not guilty plea to this charge.
On escaping lawful detention, Wilson said he was not guilty.
He asked to be placed on bail.
But Rambachan advised him of his right to apply to a judge.
"It was an exceptionally serious event which allegedly occurred while loading of prisoners was taking place ... Absolutely no way I'm going to grant you bail," Rambachan said.
He is expected to return to court on Monday when he will be sentenced for the two offences for which he pleaded guilty.