Linden man accused of biting Cop during arrest

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A 24-year-old Linden resident appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court Thursday accused of biting a police officer, who attempted to arrest him for assaulting a woman.

Kerwin Eswick, of South Amelia’s Ward, Linden, appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan and was slapped with three charges. He pleaded not guilty to all of them.

The first charge alleged that on October 21, 2018, at Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden, he inflicted grievous bodily harm to Sharon Clarke.

The second charge alleged that on December 11, 2018, also in Linden, he assaulted Police Constable Peters with intent to prevent lawful apprehension.

It is also alleged that on the same day in Linden, Eswick assaulted Police Constable Shaquile Mackintosh with intent to prevent lawful apprehension.

Police Prosecutor, Gordon Mansfield did not object to bail but asked that conditions be placed.

He was released on $20,000 bail and the matter was transferred to the Linden Magistrate’s Court for January 7, 2019.

According to reports, on October 21, Eswick and Clarke had an argument during which she attempted to leave in a taxi, however, the man allegedly pulled her out of the car, which resulted in injuries to her right leg.

The incident was reported to the police and on December 11 ranks on patrol found him and attempted to execute an arrest, when he resisted.

However, the police managed to overpower him and took him to the police station.

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