Monday 20 May, 2019

Correctional officer charged with attempted murder of female cop

A correctional officer has been charged with attempted murder and assaulting a police officer, and a number of other criminal violations, after he was involved in a confrontation with a cop during a traffic stop on Tuesday morning.

He has been identified as 32-year-old Dwayne Poyser, assigned to the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre, of a Granite Avenue, Eltham Park address.

Poyser was allegedly using his blue Honda Civic motor car as a robot taxi at around 10:30 am when he was stopped by police along Burke Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

The documents for the vehicle were reportedly checked and found to be outdated, the chassis number was invalid and the registration plate did not match that of a Honda Civic.

While the cops were reportedly in the process of having dialogue with Poyser, he allegedly went into the vehicle and drove away, resulting in a policewoman, who was said to be holding on to the door of the car at the time, being dragged several feet down the roadway.

Poyser reportedly failed to stop the vehicle despite the policewoman pleading with him to do so. His vehicle was subsequently cornered by law enforcement officials and he surrendered.

The police officer, who suffered bruises to her hands and knees, was hospitalised and released while Poyser was taken into custody and charged. 

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