By PAVEL BAILEY
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after he was found guilty of a firearm offence.
Cyrus Mott, 43, represented by Alphonso Lewis, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney on charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition.
On April 23, 2022, near a construction site in the area of Bahama Avenue and Second Street officers approached Mott for suspicious behaviour. A search of Mott’s person uncovered a black Austria Glock 9mm pistol concealed in his waistband. At the time of his arrest he was also found with seven unfired rounds of 9mm ammunition.
After hearing testimony from several witnesses, including Mott’s arresting officer, in previous court dates, Magistrate McKinney convicted Mott and sentenced him to two and a half years in prison for the firearm charge and one year for the ammunition charge to be served concurrently. He has the right to appeal sentencing within seven days.