American man charged with importing guns and ammunition granted bail at $9,500


Tribune Staff Reporter


AN American man with dual citizenship was granted bail yesterday after he was accused of being involved in a firearm smuggling scheme in 2020.

Senior Magistrate Shaka Serville charged Aaron Stubbs, 25, with four counts of importation of a firearm, four counts of importation of ammunition, two counts of conspiracy to import firearms and two counts of conspiracy to import ammunition.

Stubbs’ co-accused Goshon Fox, 26, and Marvinique Burrows, 24, were previously arraigned for the charges on April 1, 2020.

Bryan Bastian represented the defendant.

Stubbs is accused of importing 16 rounds of 9mm ammunition, five rounds of .45 ammunition, a chrome and black Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol and a chrome and black Smith & Wesson .45 pistol into New Providence from Fort Lauderdale on March 27, 2020.

Following Stubbs’s not-guilty plea, the prosecution objected to his bail, citing him as a potential flight risk. Mr Bastian countered that his client has strong ties to the local community and family here. He also said there was precedent for suspects getting bail in similar cases.

Magistrate Serville set Stubbs’ bail at $9,500 with one or two sureties. Under the terms of his bail, he must sign in at the Grove Police Station every Tuesday and Saturday by 7pm. The accused must also be fitted with a monitoring device.

His trial is expected to start on March 19.

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