Wanted man captured in Buxton
-after ‘lively’ chase
June 18, 2003
A joint army/police patrol yesterday captured wanted man, Anthony Charles called `Kussum’ in Buxton, six days after the police called on him and five others to surrender.
Charles’ arrest followed the surrender of Ivor Glen on Saturday morning.
A release from the Guyana Defence Force said Charles was apprehended yesterday, “after a lively two-minute chase by a Guyana Defence Force vehicle which was part of a joint army/police operation in Buxton.”
The man was apprehended at 1.15 pm and was later handed over to police at the Vigilance Police Station.
According to the release, Charles was apprehended when the patrol was returning to Camp Buxton after responding to a report where a female resident of Buxton was assaulted and her husband threatened by an armed man, also from the community.
It further stated that Charles, who at the time was in a yard along the Church of God Road, south of the Railway Embankment, saw the approaching vehicle and started running; the soldiers challenged him and ordered him to stop but he continued running.
He was again challenged but stopped running only after a warning shot was fired in the air.
He was searched but no weapon was found. Charles’ capture in Buxton follows reports that several of the wanted men were recently seen in the village and were on the run following the intensified police/army operations.
Last Wednesday, police called on six men, Glen, Charles, prison escapee Troy Dick, Paul Pindleton, Michael Sandiford and Rondell Rawlins, to surrender, describing them as being part of the “criminal enterprise which has been operating out of Buxton... and parts of Georgetown.”
The release also described the six as being armed and extremely dangerous.
The release had said that 40-year-old Charles, of Bachelor’s Adventure, was wanted for a series of robberies-under-arms and kidnappings. Additionally some ten arrest warrants had been issued for him for a multiplicity of offences including possession of a firearm without a licence, unlawful possession of ammunition, malicious damage to property, inflicting grievous bodily harm, and larceny in a dwelling house.