By PAVEL BAILEY
Tribune Court Reporter
A MAN was sentenced to one year at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday for having a loaded pistol.
Philip Taylor, 23, stood before Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans on charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition.
Taylor was arrested in June 2020 after he was found with a silver and black Smith & Wesson .40 pistol.
In addition to this pistol having had its serial number erased, it also contained six unfired rounds of .40 ammunition.
In his latest court appearance, Taylor reversed his earlier position and pleaded guilty to the charge.
After he accepted the facts in his case and his counsel lodged his official plea of mitigation, the court sentenced Taylor to one year at BDCS for both charges to be served concurrently.
Taylor has within seven days to appeal the court’s sentencing.
He was represented by attorney Roberto Reckley.