A Lance Aux Epines businessman has been fined $6,000.00 for possession of arms and ammunition
Forty-six year old Tyrone Edwards in his first appearance at the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court on Friday 2nd June and pleaded guilty to having one pistol as well as ammunitions in his possession.
Edwards, a St. George’s businessman was arrested and charged by officers of the South St. George Police Station following a shooting incident, which occurred on May 31st, 2017.
Edwards was represented by attorney at law Peter David who spoke on his behalf, stating that Edwards had cooperated fully with police officers during their investigation. He made an appeal for a non-custodial sentence to be granted, noting that Edwards poses no threat to society.
Magistrate Tamara Gill, after taking everything into consideration laid the charges down to Mr. Edwards.
On the charge of firearm possession, he was fined EC $4,000 to be paid within 4 months or in default, face 18 months imprisonment.
For possession of ammunition, he was fined EC $2,000 to be paid within four months or serve 12 months imprisonment.