Man who broke his legs trying to escape police granted bail | News

Teino Carnegie, 36, who suffered multiple injuries after allegedly jumping out of a hotel window after being discovered with an illegal weapon, has been granted $300,000 bail.

When the case came up Friday in St. Catherine Parish Court, the clerk told the judge that police had advised Carnegie could not be housed in jail because of his broken legs.

A senior police officer also told the court that the Spanish city’s police lock-up is not staffed or equipped to accommodate Carnegie, who is due to be discharged from hospital on Friday.

Senior Parish Court Judge Desiree Alleyne subsequently granted bail and ordered Carnegie to appear in court again on May 17.

Carnegie is charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and unauthorized possession of ammunition.

The allegations before the court are that at around 7.45pm on January 11, police received information that a man with a gun had booked a hotel in Bog Walk, St Catherine.

Armed with a warrant, police personnel went to the location and the suspect was allegedly observed in a room with the weapon.

Carnegie allegedly jumped through a window of the establishment and suffered multiple injuries.

Police reportedly took the gun from him, which turned out to be a Beretta pistol loaded with two rounds of ammunition.

He was taken to hospital where he was admitted for his injuries and subsequently charged.

-Rasbert Turner

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