Wanted man on assault charge, jailed for three years for drugs
Pauldeo Persaud called ‘Stanley’, 38, who was arrested on a charge of unlawful assault was yesterday jailed for three years after it was realized that a warrant was out for his arrest on a drug matter.
Persaud, of Sheet Anchor, East Canje, Berbice, appeared before Magistrate Adela Nagamootoo at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court for assaulting Sally Ishak on April 21. It was there that a police prosecutor recognized that he was wanted in another matter.
In relation to the assault charge, the prosecution said the man was always molesting Ishak.
It is alleged that on the day in question, he went to the woman’s home and started to verbally abuse her, using a series of expletives. The incident was reported and the accused was subsequently arrested and charged. For that assault matter, he was placed on a six months bond.
During the proceedings, the prosecutor recognized the accused and recalled that an arrest warrant was out for him since 2010.
Persaud was at the time facing a charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. He was placed on bail, but did not return for his trial, and had eluded capture since.
The man had walked into the Central Police Station under the influence of alcohol with the intention of making a report.
Whilst waiting to make his report he began to behave in a disorderly manner. He was told to desist from such behaviour, but continued and was subsequently arrested. A search was carried out on his person where a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems of the marijuana plant, amounting to five grams, was found concealed in a Ziploc bag, secreted in his boots.