16-year-old admits to having knife

A pre-sentencing report was today ordered for Dishon Romario Bullen.

This was after the 16-year-old pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon, namely a flick knife, when he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.

He was arrested back on February 11, this year, after attempting to flee as a police patrol approached a group of men, of which he was a part.

Mullen, who resides at #14 Stratford Hill, Pine, St Michael, was apprehended by lawmen who requested a search. The weapon was found in the back pocket of his pants, the police prosecutor revealed as he read the facts.

Bullen was also arrested on February 11 for possession of an illegal firearm. He was granted bail on this matter in the High Court.

Entering the guilty plea this afternoon, his legal representative described Bullen as a peaceful young man who had found himself with the wrong crowd and “was remorseful”.

He pleaded with the court to be lenient with the accused.

Responding, Magistrate Frederick said while the report given by Bullen’s attorney “doesn’t say anything bad, it did not necessarily say anything good either.

“It tells me that there is a need for some intervention into your life,” the magistrate said as he ordered the pre-sentencing report.

Bullen is expected to reappear on July 29, 2016.

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