Chase gets remanded to Psychiatric Hospital

Stephen Da Costa Chase has been remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for evaluation after pleading guilty to having an offensive weapon.

Chase, a resident of 18 Western Terrace, Grazettes, St Michael, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant this morning in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court.

In explaining the circumstances which led to Chase’s arrest on July 12, Sergeant Glenda Nicholls-Carter said the accused was sharpening a knife outside the home of a woman who felt some “level of distress by Chase’s actions”.

The police were called in and found the accused still holding the knife and ordered him to drop it – a request he refused. The officers made a second attempt to get the accused to drop the weapon, but then he began complaining of “cats on his shoulder”.

The prosecutor made a request for Chase to be sent for psychiatric evaluation and the magistrate assented. He is scheduled to return to court on August 4.

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