Sunday 27 September, 2020

Arrested for hugging son: Mom charged with interfering with prisoner

A 73-year-old woman has appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate charged with the offences of interfering with a prisoner and obstructing a police officer.

However, according to the accused, Marilyn Dillon, she was only hugging her son who she had not seen for several months.

Her son, Kie Joseph, is in custody with a matter before the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court.

Police were told that on Monday, while prisoners were being escorted from the security van to the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court, Dillon approached Joseph and came into contact with him.

It was said that when officers attempted to remove Dillon from the scene, she resisted, and assaulted an officer in the process.

As a result, she was arrested and taken into custody.

The 73-year-old woman spent the night in prison and appeared before Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor on Tuesday.

She plead guilty to the allegations of interfering with a prisoner but said she was only hugging her son whom she missed dearly.

She plead not guilty to the allegations of assault and obstructing, however, saying she complied with the instructions of the officers after she had hugged her son.

After further submissions, Dillon was granted bail at $2,000, and the matter was adjourned to October 29.

More on this as it becomes available.

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