Father of two jailed for escaping police custody

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A 27-year-old father of two was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment on Monday by Magistrate Judy Latchman for escaping from the Kitty Police Station.

Wazim Perreira of North Sophia, Georgetown admitted that on August 19, 2018, he was in custody at the Kitty Police Station pending a criminal charge for stealing a goat, when he escaped.

Perreira had initially told the court that he paid a police officer $10,000 to loosen his handcuff so he could escape, however, he later changed his story and begged the Magistrate to be jailed.

Prosecutor Quinn Harris informed the court that the accused had requested to use the washroom while at the police station when the cop slackened the handcuffs.

In the process, Perreira pushed down the officer and ran out of the police station. He was later arrested at his home.

“I needed to go home…I went home to see my wife and kids,” Perreria told the Magistrate.

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