Notorious Beuthin in court

2015-07-20 23:14

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Johannesburg - Convicted kidnapper and former bouncer Gary Beuthin made a quick appearance in the Germiston Magistrate's Court on Monday following his arrest last week, Gauteng police said.

Edenvale spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Robbie Roberts told News24 that while the police charged him with possession of an unlicensed firearm and drugs, he had not been charged in court.

He could not immediately confirm when Beuthin would appear again.

"It would be a postponement. We will know then whether he is applying for bail."

He said officers on patrol in Eastleigh, in Edenvale had spotted a suspicious looking vehicle on Friday. They stopped the vehicle and found Beuthin allegedly in possession of a 38 special and drugs.

Roberts could not immediately confirm what the drugs were or what the quantity was.

He confirmed that there were other pending cases against Beuthin. Roberts did not go into the details of those cases.

Beuthin has been arrested several times over the last few decades, and has allegedly been linked to several incidents of violence.

Most famously in 1992, he was involved in a 12 day kidnapping of his then girlfriend Jill Reeves.

The saga ended when Pastor Ray McCauley of the Rhema Bible Church encouraged him to hand himself over to the police.

He was released on parole after serving 15 years of his 25 year sentence for the crime. The parole was later revoked after another crime.

He was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2010 for allegedly beating a Hells Angel member with a baseball bat.

It could not be immediately determined why Beuthin was out of jail for that crime.

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