Sophia man jailed for possession of unlicensed guns, ammo

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A 28-year-old taxi driver of South Sophia was on Friday sentenced to ten years imprisonment for a series of firearm and ammunition offence but will only serve three years because the sentences will run concurrently.

Casey Chapman was on trial at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court and was found guilty of two firearms and two ammunition charges.

Particulars of the first two charges alleged that on November 26, 2018, at Princess and High Street, he had a .32 Taurus and a 9MM Glock pistol in his possession without being the holder of firearm licences.

The last two charges read that he had had 12 live rounds of 9MM ammunition along with seven live rounds of .32 ammunition.

Magistrate Rhondel Weaver sentenced Chapman to serve two years each on the firearm charges and three years imprisonment on each of the firearm charges.

The sentences will run concurrently.

Police acted on a tip-off and intercepted a car that Chapman was in at the Infiniti Gas Station on Princess and High Streets when illegal gun and ammo was found.

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