Sophia man slapped with gun possession charge

first_imgTwenty-five-year-old Kacey Prince of Lot 753 ‘B’ Field, South Sophia Georgetown is accused of having had in his possession, on July 17th last, one Taurus .32 revolver without being a licensed firearm holder.Appearing on Friday before City Magistrate Leron Daly with Attorney-at-Law Dexter Todd as his legal counsel, Prince pleaded not guilty to the charge.According to the prosecutor, a sting operation was carried out in the Sophia area on July 17th, and the said firearm was found beside Prince on the back seat of a vehicle that was intercepted by Police. Two other occupants of the said vehicle denied having knowledge of the firearm which was found beside Prince.Defence Counsel Todd, in a bail application, told the court that all the facts presented by the prosecution were true and correct, except that the weapon was found in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. Todd contended that his client was not even seated in the car, but was merely standing at the door.According to Todd, the driver of the vehicle is known to Prince, and he had stopped to inquire about a job he wanted Prince to undertake when Police intercepted the vehicle.The prosecutor objected to Prince being placed on bail, citing the serious nature of the offence for which he was charged. Bail was refused, and the case will continue on August 24.last_img

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