Senior Magistrate Dylon Bess today sentenced a man to three years’ imprisonment after finding him guilty of illegally possessing a gun and ammunition.

Thirty-year-old Charles Stoby, a construction worker of Hadfield Street, Georgetown, had denied both charges after they were read to him on his first court appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

At the conclusion of the trial, Magistrate Bess ruled that after going through the entirety of the evidence, he was satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that Stoby committed the offences. Hence, he sentenced the defendant to two years for the illegal gun possession charge and one year for the illegal ammunition. The sentences will run concurrently.

It was alleged that on November 5, 2018, at Alexander Street, Kitty, Stoby had in his possession two 9mm ammunition while he was not a holder of a firearm licence.

It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, he had in his possession one 9mm pistol when he was not a licensed firearm holder. Stoby was remanded to prison on his first court appearance on the grounds of the serious nature of the offence and the penalty the charges attract.


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