A MAN described by police as a known drug and sex offender has been arrested and is facing charges of malicious damage and possession of offensive weapons.
A police press release on Monday said that at 7.30 pm on July 4, Central Division Task Force (CDTF) officers were alerted to a disturbance at Basta Hall Village, Couva.
They were told the 57-year-old man, who was armed with a cutlass, left his home, walked about 200 metres to the home of his ex-wife and damaged the front and rear windscreen of a Nissan Almerar.
Police were also told that the man left, returned with a loaded revolver and made loud threats to the woman. Police arrived and disarmed, cautioned and arrested him.
The release said during a search of the man's home police discovered a cutlass and a quantity of pellets. The man was unable to provide any relevant documents for the pellets. He is at the Couva Police Station, where charges were expected to be laid soon.