A 25-YEAR-OLD man appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman facing three charges of being in possession of a gun and ammunition.
It was alleged that on April 16, 2018 at Fifth Street, Alberttown, Keron Hinds had in his possession one pistol without being a licensed firearm holder.
It was also alleged that on the same day at the same location, Hinds had in his possession five rounds of ammunition. It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, Hinds discharged a loaded firearm in a public place.
Hinds denied all three the charges that were read out to him in court,
According to the facts as given by Prosecutor Arvin Moore, police received a 911 call about someone discharging rounds at the seawall. A police patrol on duty responded and observed someone matching the description that was given to them.
However, as they were about to approach the individual started to run and he then discharged a round. Constable Holder, a member of the patrol saw the defendant throw an object under a car. Other ranks pursued and caught Hinds and took him back to the spot where he had thrown the object. There the ranks found a gun.
Hinds was refused bail and remanded to prison until May 14, 2018.