Man accused of shooting police denies all charges

 | Wed 3 Feb 2021 09:51 ICT

Police say that on the 29th January 2020 a 48 year old man from Saluang Sub-district, Mae Rim shot a policeman in the hip during a routine arrest.

Today police were out in force and arrested Mao Laothoe, the accused, for resisting arrest and attempted murder of an officer.

The accused has said that he can not be held responsible for his action as he was under heavy medication from Suan Prung Hospital and was not in his right mind. He said that he had not escaped nor evaded arrest as accused, but had been in his village the entire four days the police say that they were looking for him. He denies all charges.

Police say that they will continue their investigation.