[www.inewsguyana.com] – Ron Mc Farley, charged with unlawful possession of firearm and robbery under arms was refused bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry when he appeared in Court on Wednesday (February 26).
He pleaded not guilty to the offences, one of which alleged that on Monday, February 24 at America Street, Georgetown he had in his possession one pistol without being the holder of a firearm license.
The other charge detailed that on the same day at Georgetown, he being in the company of others and armed with a gun, robbed Wilford Mac of one blackberry cellular phone and cash $75,000 together valued $107,000.
Police Prosecutor Michael Grant told the Court that the virtual complainant was standing on America Street when the defendant along with others approached, dealt him several cuffs about his body and relieved him of the articles mentioned.
Mac reported the matter and the Police gave chase when they saw the defendant pulling out something from his pants waist and threw it to the ground. The ranks picked up the article and discovered it was a pistol.
The Prosecutor successfully objected to bail, citing the nature and the gravity of the two allegations and the fact that an alleged weapon was used in the commissioning of the offence. The objection was upheld and the case was put off to March 18.