Father of 3 jailed for possession of illegal assault rifle

first_imgA father of three, was on Friday jailed for two years by Magistrate Dylon Bess after he was found guilty for possession of an illegal assault rifle.When the matter was called at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday, Magistrate Bess said that sufficient evidence was led by the prosecution for a conviction. The man, who was found with the gun some two years ago, was also fined $15,000.David Nelson, of Lot 190 Church Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown, had initially pleaded not guilty to the charge.The charge stated that on November 9, 2017, at Quamina Street, Georgetown, he had in his possession a .223 AR rifle when he was not a licensed holder to carry the weapon.The prosecution had contended that Police ranks acting on information received proceeded to Quamina Street, where they conducted a search on Nelson’s vehicle.During the search, the rifle was found under a seat in the vehicle. According to the prosecution’s case, Nelson had admitted ownership of the weapon.The written caution statement the defendant gave to the ranks indicated that he had bought the weapon from a Brazilian man and he was going to sell it for $6 million.last_img read more