Suspect in Winnipeg fire truck theft out on bail at time of joy ride: court docs

The man police allege was behind the wheel of a stolen fire truck that went on a joy ride through downtown Winnipeg last week was on bail at the time of his arrest, Global News has learned.

Bai Farama Koroma, 36, is facing charges after a fire truck was stolen from the scene of a medical call on Henderson Highway Friday afternoon leading police on a chase through city streets.

According to court records, this isn’t Koroma’s first brush with the law.

In 2005, Koroma was charged with armed robbery but ended up being found not guilty.

He was found guilty of possessing property obtained by crime and assault with a weapon in September 2005.

And documents also show Koroma was out on bail for a domestic assault charge from October when he is alleged to have stolen the fire truck.

On Saturday Koroma faced new charges in connection with the fire truck theft, including stealing a vehicle, driving without a license, impaired driving and possessing a weapon.

Koroma remains in custody and is presumed innocent on all of the latest charges.

Koroma’s Facebook page shows he is originally from Freetown, Sierra Leone and that he’s released a number of rap songs online.

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