Prominent Vincentian lawyer and former senator, Ronald “Ronnie” Marks, was arrested in Brooklyn, New York Sunday night and charged with “obstructing government administration, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct”.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) told I-Witness News on Monday that Marks was scheduled to appear at the Kings County Court.
“Defendant did refuse to disperse, causing a large disorderly crowd to gather. Defendant did attempt to punch and did push arresting officer while arresting officer was attempting to disperse the crowd. While attempting to arrest defendant, defendant did lay on his hands to prevent himself from being handcuffed,” an officer from the NYPD told I-Witness News, reading information logged about Marks arrest.
Marks was arrested at 11:24 p.m. on Sunday, the NYPD said.
Marks is a former senator under the ruling Unity Labour Party.
He is the second prominent Vincentian to be arrested in New York in the past 18 months.
An NYPD office arrested Camillo Gonsalves, this country’s ambassador to the United Nations, outside his office building in March 2012.
The government says it is still seeking redress over that incident.