Businessman Carly John expected back in court on Kingstown protest charges
From the Courts
January 30, 2024
Businessman Carly John expected back in court on Kingstown protest charges

Forty-nine-year-old businessman Carly John is expected at the Calliaqua Magistrate’s Court today, January 30, 2024.

John is charged with assaulting police officers and resisting arrest, following an incident that took place between him and the police in September 2021 during a protest in Kingstown.

The Owia/Prospect resident, who is on bail pleaded “not guilty” when he appeared in the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court (KMC) on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

He has been charged that on September 9, 2021, in Kingstown, he assaulted Rockel Coombs, a police officer of Ottley Hall, causing actual bodily harm. Additionally, that he resisted the arrest of, and assaulted PC700 Verrol Sam, he being a police officer acting in due execution of his duty.

John is being represented by lawyer, Kay Bacchus- Baptiste who has described the charges as political.

Also associated with the September 9, 2021 incident, 35-year-old Georgetown resident, Cherry-Ann Caine, is charged that she obstructed PC700 Verrol Sam, he being a police officer acting in due execution of his duty. Caine is also on station bail and has pleaded not guilty.
Bacchus-Baptiste and Israel Bruce, are representing her.