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Man Accused Of Having Firearm And Ammunition Denied Bail

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN was remanded to prison without bail yesterday after he was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court on two firearms related offences.

Shadda Armbrister, 21, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt facing a count each of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition concerning an alleged seizure on December 29, 2016.

It is alleged that Armbrister was found with a black and grey Taurus .45 pistol and four live rounds of .45 ammunition for the weapon without being the holder of a certificate or license to possess the items.

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

He returns to Magistrate’s Court on March 15 for the start of his case.

He was denied bail, however, and was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services, as the court does not have the jurisdiction to consider bail on the charges levied against him.

The accused has the right to apply for bail in the Supreme Court.

Armbrister was not represented at his arraignment on the charges which could see him face a fine and/or seven years imprisonment if convicted.

Police prosecutor Sgt Timothy Saunders will prosecute the case.

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