Former cop Kimolow Quashie, centre, as he arrived in court in September 2016. (IWN photo)

A man who spent nine months short of 20 years as a member of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force was on Tuesday charged with robbery and assault.

Kimolow Quashie of Ottley Hall appeared at the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown where he was charged that on Aug. 31 at Retreat Village, Canouan, he, being armed with a knife, robbed Shirlan Ashton of Rockies Village, Canouan of EC$1,150, her property, and at the time of so doing and in order to do so put Shirlan Ashton in fear of being then and there subject to force, contrary to Section 216 of the Criminal Code.

Accused robber, Kimolow Quashie, right, reaches for his crutches as he arrives at the court building on Tuesday. (IWN photo)
Accused robber, Kimolow Quashie, right, reaches for his crutches as he arrives at the court building on Tuesday. (IWN photo)

Quashie was also charged that he did assault Shirlan Ashton of Rockies Village, Canouan causing actual bodily harm, contrary to Section 173 of the Criminal Code.

The accused was not required to plead to the indictable charges.

He was granted bail in the sum of EC$8,000, with one surety.

Quashie, who was shot during his apprehension, has a cast running from his thigh to his foot.

Prosecutor Adolphus Delpesche said that in light of this, he would not request a reporting condition.

Chief Magistrate, Rechanne Browne-Matthias, ordered Quashie to surrender his travel documents and not leave the country without the permission of the court.

Stop notices were also ordered placed at ports of entry and exit.

Quashie was also ordered not to have any contact with the virtual complainant.

The prosecution asked for three months before the commencement of the preliminary inquiry.

But defence counsel, Grant Connell, told the court that the defence has no intention of wasting the court’s time, and wondered if the court could agree to a shorter adjournment.

The magistrate, however, set Dec. 12 for the preliminary inquiry and advised the prosecution to indicate if the are ready before then.