Teen held on gun charges

A 17-year-old, who is alleged to have had an illegal weapon and ammunition in his possession, was today given an automatic 28-day stay at Dodds prison.

Jaquan Antonio Richards, of No.16, Lacelles Terrace, Pinelands, St Michael, is accused of having the firearm and 16 rounds of ammunition on November 6, without a valid licence.

The teenager, who is being represented by attorney-at-law Shadia Simpson, was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy Sargeant.

However, Richards pleaded not guilty to allegedly having $70 worth of cannabis in his possession on the same day.

He is due to reappear in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on December 7.

One Response to Teen held on gun charges

  1. Belfast November 10, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Probably unemployed, but can still be in possession of a gun an ammunition, and represented a lawyer.
    Jepter Ince, should have said Bajans are not suffering, as they are still able to buy expensive guns an ammunition and then hire high charging lawyers.


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