Farmer bought gun to protect cows; jailed for 2 years


A 37-year-old Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) farmer was on Friday sentenced to two years imprisonment after he confessed to the illegal possession of a gun and ammunition.

Shemroy Nedd appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at Georgetown Magistrate’s Court and pleaded guilty to the two charges which alleged that on August 28, 2019, at Cornhill Street, Georgetown, he had a .38 revolver in his possession along with two matching rounds of ammunition when he is not a licensed firearm holder.

Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that on the date in question, at about 10:00hrs, Police received certain information, went to Cornhill Street and contacted Nedd.

He was searched and the loaded firearm was found in the crotch of his pants.

Nedd told the court that he bought the gun in Venezuela and brought it here because people were stealing his cows from his farm.

The Magistrate fined Nedd $100,000 and sentenced him to serve two years imprisonment on each charge, however, the sentencing will run concurrently.

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