[www.inewsguyana.com] – Twenty – year – old Timothy Taylor, a labourer of Timehri, East Bank Demerara was sentenced to one year imprisonment each on charges of firearm and ammunition possession by by Magistrate Ann McLennan.
He was found guilty of the offences following a trial. The Court heard that on January 06, 2015 at Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown, he had in his possession a .32 revolver with three live rounds of matching ammunition, when he is not the holder of a firearm license.
Taylor made his initial court appearance before Magistrate Ann McLennan and was remanded to prison after pleading not guilty to both charges. The Court heard that about 02:45 hrs, police ranks on patrol duties observed Taylor and two others acting suspiciously.
When the defendant and his friends noticed the ranks approaching, they ran away but the ranks chased after them and were able to apprehend Taylor. A search was conducted and the alleged weapon and ammunition were found in his possession.
Magistrate McLennan in her ruling stated that from the evidence presented to the Court, she found that Taylor had physical control and knowledge of the firearm and ammunition.
He was fined $1,000 on each charge, and also sentenced to one year imprisonment on each, which will run concurrently.