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Media Relations Dept.
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E-mail: Police Media Relations

Date:Thursday, November 07,2019
Distribution: All Media

Man Charged in Court With Assaulting Off Duty Constable Stephen Cosham

28 year old Jaron Roberts appeared in Magistrates’ Court today, charged with assaulting off duty Constable Stephen Cosham, the National Disaster Coordinator.

Following the incident which occurred at Clearwater Beach car park on the afternoon of Monday 4th November, 2019, officers launched a search for the suspects and quickly identified Roberts as one of the perpetrators. He was arrested, and following the presentation of the evidence to the DPP, charges were approved. The second suspect remains outstanding.

Roberts is accused of assaulting the officer and threatening injury to both him and his wife, with one count of Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm in an Increased Penalty Zone, and two charges of Intimidation.

Officers from the Criminal Investigations Unit are still seeking the second suspect and are following lines of enquiry to also bring him to justice. If you know anything about this incident, please contact our detectives on 295-0011 to help make our community safer.

All incidents are under investigation. Police are appealing to members of the public who have witnessed these incidents or may have information pertaining to them to contact their respective Police Station, Police Headquarters at 295-0011 or the confidential Crimestoppers Hotline on 1 (800) 623-8477.

Public & Media Relations Department