Sunday 9 August, 2020

'Stolen' gun, ammo, drugs get man remanded and fined

(FILE)

(FILE)

A plumber found himself before a Bridgetown Court yesterday facing gun and ammunition charges.

Shawn Nathaniel Slocombe, of Emmanuel Court, Tudor Bridge, St Michael heard the charges read by Magistrate Douglas Frederick on Monday, October 22, 2018. No plea was taken as such charges are indictable and pleas can only be entered at the High Court.

Slocombe, 44, is accused of having a gun and six rounds of ammunition on October 19. This resulted in him being remanded until November 19.

He, however, pleaded guilty to a simple possession of cannabis charge which also occurred on the aforementioned date. The drugs were found at Slocombe's house when police searched his residence. A $600 fine was attached to this offence, which has to be paid in two months or Slocombe will spend three months in prison.

In addition, he is accused of receiving a firearm and assisting in its retention knowing or believing that it had been stolen between June 3, 2004, and October 19, 2018. This charge is indictable.

The matters were heard in the District 'A' Magistrates Court.

 

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