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Pair Denied Bail On Firearms Charges

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

TWO men were remanded to prison yesterday after they were separately arraigned in Magistrate’s Court on firearms-related offences.

Charles Archer, 31, appeared before Magistrate Constance Delancy facing a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm and two counts of possession of ammunition concerning an alleged seizure on November 24.

It is alleged that Archer was found with a black Austria Glock .40 pistol and 11 live rounds of .40 ammunition for the weapon without being the holder of a certificate or license to possess the items.

It is further alleged that he was found with a single .45 calibre bullet on the date in question.

Archer, when called on to enter a plea to the charges, denied committing any crime.

He returns to Magistrate’s Court on January 31, 2017 for the start of his case.

He was denied bail, however, and was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services.

Archer has the right to apply for bail in the Supreme Court.

In another arraignment before Magistrate Delancy, 25-year-old McKenzie Oscar faced a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm concerning an alleged seizure on November 26.

It is alleged that he was found with a pink and silver frame, black handle .38mm revolver without having the authority to possess it.

He pleaded not guilty to the allegation and was remanded to prison to await trial scheduled for January 23, 2017.

Oscar also has the right to apply for bail to the Supreme Court.

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