Jailed over gun he took from fighting neighbours


Tribune Court Reporter


A 20-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for a year for possession of a gun he said he took from his fighting neighbours last week.

Cornell Seymour faced Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans yesterday on charges of possession of an unlicenced fireman and ammunition.

At around noon on March 14 on Ethel Street, in the area of Montell Heights, officers approached Seymour in his parked grey coloured Nissan Note for suspicious behaviour.

A search of the vehicle uncovered a black Taurus G2C 9mm pistol on the floor of the left passenger seat. Officers found seven unfired rounds of 9mm ammunition on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

Following Seymour’s previous plea of guilt, the prosecution confirmed the weapon belonged to one of the defendant’s neighbours as he had said in his police interview.

Magistrate Vogt-Evans sentenced Seymour to one year at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.

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