[www.inewsguyana.com] – Nineteen-year-old Timothy Taylor, a labourer of Timerhi, East Bank Demerara was remanded to prison today (January 08) by Magistrate Ann McLennan for the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Taylor pleaded not guilty to the charges, which alleged that on January 06 at the Avenue of Republic, Georgetown he had in his possession a .32 revolver with three live rounds of matching ammunition when he was not a licensed holder.
Police Prosecutor, Deniro Jones said that about 02:45 hours, a party of police ranks on patrol duties observed the 19 – year – old 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.
The defendant was searched and the weapon, containing three rounds of ammunition, was found hidden in the waist of his pants. He was arrested and taken to the Brickdam Police Station where charges were subsequently laid.
Jones, who objected to bail, said that Taylor is a flight risk and had raised no special reasons for bail. He said too that the 19-year-old had given the Court a different address from the Stevedore Housing Scheme, Georgetown address he had given to the police.
Bail was refused and the matter will be called again on January 23.