Psychiatric report on man who bolted from court expected today
Javill ‘Ben 10’ Williams.
From the Courts, News
March 21, 2023

Psychiatric report on man who bolted from court expected today

The Serious Offences Court is expected today to hear a psychiatric report on Javill ‘Ben 10’ Williams.

Williams, 25, who is on a charge of escaping police custody, rose to social media fame after he bolted from the police outside court on Monday, February, 27 shortly after being sentenced by senior magistrate, Rickie Burnett on several charges.

Video footage captured on SEARCHLIGHT’s CCTV camera shows the moment when Williams, being escorted by two police officers to a police vehicle, made a dash in the direction of Kingstown Park, leaving his slippers and a trail of dust behind.

He was apprehended shortly afterwards in the area of Kingstown Park and taken back before magistrate Burnett two days later.

His behaviour in court on Wednesday, March, 1, while standing in the dock was a cause of concern for the senior magistrate who thought Williams was behaving erratically and rambling.

Burnett ordered that Williams be remanded for observation at the Mental Health and Rehabilitation Centre as the convict was deemed not fit to enter a plea due to this behaviour.

Williams is currently serving a custodial sentence of 12 months for theft, burglary, and damage to property.