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Woman Charged In Connection With Gun Seizure

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A WOMAN was remanded to prison yesterday after she was arraigned in connection with a recent gun seizure by police.

Latisa Rolle, 23, of Knowles Alley stood before Magistrate Constance Delancy facing a charge each of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition.

It is alleged that she was found with a black Austria 9mm pistol and five live rounds of ammunition without being the holder of a special license or certificate from the authorities to possess the items.

Rolle pleaded not guilty to both charges, as did co-accused 22-year-old Leander Bell during his arraignment on Monday.

Police allegedly found the pistol and bullets in the centre console of Bell’s car on September 9.

As the magistrate told Bell at Monday’s arraignment, Rolle could not be considered for or granted bail in Magistrate’s Court given the nature of the offence.

However, she was advised of her right to seek bail in the Supreme Court.

Rolle, who is represented by Glendon Rolle and Nathan Smith, returns to court on October 4 for the start of her trial.

In another arraignment before Magistrate Delancy, 22-year-old Timothy Clarke was charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition.

It is alleged that the Murphy Town, Abaco resident was found with a FEG Hungary .380 pistol and eight rounds of .380 bullets on June 25 of this year.

Clarke pleaded not guilty to both charges and is set to stand trial on November 18.

He, too, was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services to await trial.

Clarke was not represented in yesterday’s arraignment.

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