A man who was released from prison last May after spending two years behind bars on an armed robbery charge, was moments ago remanded to prison on an illegal firearm charge. 

Royston Rowe, 31 of 141 Newtown Kitty, Georgetown, pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on July, 16 at Campbellville Avenue, Georgetown, he had in his possession a .38 revolver, without being the holder of a firearm license. 

Rowe appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.

Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Adduni Inniss stated that on July 16, police received a telephone call from the girlfriend of the defendant and they proceeded to Campbellville Avenue, Georgetown, where they made contact with the woman.  The Prosecutor added that the woman informed the ranks that the defendant threatened to kill her with the gun and she handed over same to the officers. The officers later arrested the defendant while he was returning home with two bottles of Guinness in his hands. He was then taken to the station where he admitted ownership of the firearm, hence, the present charge. 

When asked by the Magistrate whether what the prosecutor said is true, Amsterdam stated “The Police ain’t find me with no gun. Right now my head hurting and me ain’t able waste the court time so I’ll plead guilty. All I had in my hand was two Guinness and a pack of cigarette.”

Based on his explanation, the Magistrate entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. The father of one was remanded to prison on the grounds of the serious nature of the allegation and the penalty the charge attracts. He was instructed to make his next court appearance on July 29.


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