By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN denied owning an illegal firearm when arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Leonardo Brice-Williams, 29, appeared before Magistrate Constance Delancy facing a count each of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition.
The accused pleaded not guilty to both charges that were allegedly committed on Sunday, August 21.
According to reports, shortly after 5am on the day in question, police on patrol of the Sixth Terrace, Centreville area arrested a man after allegedly discovering a loaded pistol on his person.
It is alleged that Brice-Williams was in possession of a black Glock 19 9MM pistol and 13 live rounds of ammunition without having a licence or certificate to possess either items.
Brice-Williams was told that he would stand trial on September 20.
He was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services without bail.
However, he can apply for a bond to the Supreme Court if he desires pre-trial release. A person convicted of either offence faces up to seven years imprisonment.