An El Socorro, San Juan man was sent to the St Ann’s Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation yesterday, after he became the third person to appear in court charged with making threats against the life of Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith.
Kenyon Lewis, 33, appeared before Port-of-Spain Magistrate Sanara Toon-McQuilkin charged with misuse of a telephone.
Just as she had done with that last person who appeared before her on a similar charge, Toon-McQuilkin remanded Lewis, a resident of Singh Trace, into custody at the St Ann’s Hospital for an evaluation.
The court heard that around 3.30 am last Friday, an E999 operator at the Command Centre received a call from a man who threatened the Commissioner’s life. An investigation was launched and Lewis was arrested in a bar in El Socorro later in the day. The charge was laid by Sgt Williams, of the Port-of-Spain Criminal Investigations Department.
Last week, former medical student Mahindra Ramnath was also remanded to St Ann’s after he appeared before Toon-McQuilkin charged with making a death threat against Griffith and his wife Nicole Dyer-Griffith.
A 12-year-old boy from Port-of- Spain is also awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty making death threats against Griffith last week.