Last updated on Saturday, 19 December 2020, 13:12 by Denis Chabrol
The mother and brother of one of the Henrys, who were cruelly hacked to death in September, have been slapped with several charges related to the rebellion between them and policemen at Sparendaam Police Station earlier this week.
Police said Colwyn Henry, 24, and his mother Gail Johnson, both of Cotton Tree, West Coast Berbice, allegedly attacked a police sergeant and constable on Dec. 15 at 8 PM.
Mr Henry was also accused of failing to produce his driver’s license. He pleaded not guilty and was placed on self-bail.
The following charges that were set and appeared in court on Friday are:
1) Colwyn Henry and Gale Johnson were jointly accused of assaulting a peace officer. He pleaded not guilty and was given bail in the sum of ALL $ 10,000
2) Colwyn Henry was charged with failing to produce a driver’s license, pleaded not guilty and is on self bail
3) Gail Johnson was charged with resisting a peace officer, pleaded not guilty and was placed on self bail
4) Colwyn Henry and Gail Johnson were jointly charged with disorderly conduct pleading not guilty. They were given ALL $ 10,000 bail
5) Gail Johnson was charged with obstructing a peace officer, pleaded not guilty and placed on $ 10,000 ALL bail
6) Gail Johnson and Colwyn Henry were jointly charged with assaulting a peace officer, pleaded not guilty and placed on self bail
7) Colwyn Henry was accused of resisting a peace officer, pleaded not guilty and was given ALL $ 10,000 bail.
They are due to return to court on January 28, 2021
The Guyana Human Rights Association and the Workers’ Alliance are among those who have criticized the police for assaulting Ms Johnson and Mr. Henry.
For their part, police said the duo had attacked them after Mr Henry asked him to park his car and enter the station because he failed to provide his physical license. Instead, he had shown a picture of his license in his cellphone.