A 20-year-old male who was found with an unlicensed gun and matching rounds in the crotch of his pants, was today sentenced to four years for the offences.
Darrel Kennedy, was on trial before Magistrate Annette Singh in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he was slapped with two charges.
At the conclusion of the trial, the Magistrate found sufficient evidence against Kennedy and sentenced him to serve two years on each charges.
The sentences will run concurrently so he will only spend two years behind bars.
The first charge stated that on November 21, 2019, at Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt Georgetown, he had in his possession two .32 live ammunition without being the holder of a licensed firearm enforced at the time.
It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, he had in his possession one .32 pistol without being the holder of a licensed firearm enforced at the time.
The unrepresented man, in addressing the court, stated,” The firearm is nah me own. The person left the gun and when the police show up they find the gun on a chair.”
However, facts presented by prosecutor Devon Timmerman stated that on the day in question, ranks on patrol duty saw the defendant acting in a suspicious manner and conducted a search.
The court heard that the gun and ammunition were found in the crotch of his pants. The defendant was then arrested and charged for the offense.